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Drinks Harmful to Your Cat’s Health

Pet owners love sharing food and drinks with their furry friends. We see them as family so it’s only natural for us to share something we like with them.

Unfortunately, our pets cannot indulge in everything we do. Some of the items we consume can even be deadly to them.

Check out the items listed below to find out which every day drinks are poisonous to cats.

Alcoholic Beverages

If you want to enjoy a little drink at home, you are certainly free to do so. Just make sure that your cat gets nowhere near your alcoholic beverage.

Your cat doesn’t even need to down a lot of alcohol to get in trouble. Even a few sips can already cause serious damage to his/her liver. The brain is also vulnerable to lasting damage if your cat gets a drink of alcohol.


Chocolate is probably the most famous of the forbidden pet foods, but most likely know it as being bad for dogs. To be clear, it is just as bad for any cat you have at home.

According to Purina, “chocolate and cocoa contain an ingredient called theobromine, which is naturally metabolized in the human body, but not in cats”. In summary, some hot chocolate may be good for you during a cold winter day, but it can be poisonous to your pet.


We’re only listing coffee here, but in truth, drinks with caffeine in it can be bad for your cat. After getting your caffeine boost at the start of the day, dispose of any leftovers properly so that your pet won’t get to them.

According to Pet Poison Helpline, your cat could show “signs of hyperactivity, restlessness, vomiting, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, and elevated body temperature” from caffeine depending on amount ingested.


When you spot a stray cat on the street, your first instinct may be to offer it some milk, but that may not be helpful. According to The Spruce Pets, many cats are lactose-intolerant and their digestive system will take a hit if they consume too much milk.

Raw Eggs

Perhaps labeling raw eggs as a drink is a bit of a stretch, but the fact remains that they are bad for your pet cat. Raw eggs may introduce salmonella into your cat’s body and once that happens, your pet may end up getting very sick.

Make sure that your pet is kept away from all types of harmful foods by hiring a cat sitter. Get in touch with one now by contacting us at TAILored Cat Services. Dial 425-923-7791 or email through our website to learn more.



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