Is cilantro bad for cats

Is cilantro bad for cats

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Is cilantro bad for cats? I've always wanted to use it in my kitty food, but I've seen some articles that say it's bad for them.

Cilantro is a herb used in many ethnic cuisines and is quite common in Mexican cooking. It is usually used fresh or dried and in many instances for its flavor (though cilantro can be considered a spice when dried and ground) is much preferable to many spices. Cilantro isn't poisonous but it may cause digestive upset or gastrointestinal upset. Cilantro can have a diuretic effect (increases urine production).

I'm not going to comment on the question of whether cilantro is bad for cats. It's not my expertise, and I think the general consensus in the cat world is that it probably isn't. But in the interest of providing some clarity to the question, I thought I'd summarize some of the general information about cilantro.

I had to go searching on the Internet for more information about cilantro, as there is very little out there. The results weren't very helpful. Most of the results I found were for people who suffer from allergies to cilantro (that's one of those symptoms for which this stuff has no good explanation--most of the time we hear that people have allergies to cat and dog dander, that doesn't explain it for that particular species).

Some people say that cilantro acts as a laxative and that's the reason why it's a diuretic. Well, cilantro does indeed make you pee. That's sort of the point.

The best source I found was from a USDA website. This website offers the following information.

It is said that cilantro tastes like soap to cats, but does not appear to cause any serious problems in them. Cats usually do not display symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, or difficulty breathing. As always, any illness in cats should be taken seriously and you should seek the advice of your vet. If your cat has eaten cilantro, you should monitor it closely for the next few hours. If your cat vomits frequently or shows symptoms such as difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody stools, contact your vet immediately.

The information about "no serious problems" is rather vague. It could mean "doctors in Texas say it tastes like soap to cats" or it could mean "cats don't complain about it." Also, "any illness in cats" does not necessarily mean "cats complain about it." In the second edition of Webster's New World Dictionary (2nd ed.), the definition of "symptoms" is "objective or physical indications or appearances of a disease or disorder, an indication or mark of a disease." That is, a symptom is more than just "not feeling good." It is something that is observable by people. In the case of a cat, a symptom might include the following:



Difficulty breathing

Bloody stools

The information about "not complaining" is likewise vague. If you or your vet has "discovered" a cat does not complain about cilantro, then it does not necessarily follow that a cat will not complain about some other substance.

Other plants that cats eat include basil, chamomile, dill, fennel, hibiscus, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, and thyme.

## The Truth About Fish

Fish are carnivorous animals, and the taste of fish may seem off-putting to cats. However, eating fish does not cause cats serious problems.

If your cat eats fish, there will be some indication. There will most likely be some diarrhea, and fish do not usually cause excessive gas. But fish are low in some nutrients, and can result in your cat getting nutrient deficiencies.

If your cat seems to be underweight, or just doesn't seem to be gaining weight, talk to your vet. Make sure your cat gets at least 16 to 20 percent of its daily calories as a minimum from meat protein.

## Can Cats Eat Vegetables?

Yes, they can. However, they may have some trouble digesting certain vegetables. In order to ensure your cat's health, it is best to get its daily nutritional needs from meat, poultry, or fish. It is also best to get raw meaty bones from your butcher.

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## Do They Have a Nose?

Not literally, at least not to the same degree that a dog does. Cats and dogs have similar nasal passages. They are located inside their bodies, at the rear of their heads. Unlike dogs, cats do not have a bony roof that runs across their nostrils and separates them into distinct nostrils.

## Do They Have a Sense of Smell?

Yes. The sense of smell is much more developed in cats than in dogs. This is why a cat who is fed fish is likely to have a desire to mark his territory by spraying or spraying against an object to mark his scent. They can also "sniff" to know if there is anything good to eat in the next room.

## Can They Smell Fear?

I will discuss the importance of this sense in another chapter. However, this is a sense that can definitely be sensed in the back of a cat's mind. If you ever watch them in a wild environment, you can see that they will turn their backs or hide away from any object that smells foul or is the source of a smell they do not like.

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## Are They Good at Playing?

Cats love to play. They do this by using their entire body and their claws in a game. They play by using their claws to dig holes or to scratch an object. Cats will also use their mouth to play. The most common is the play face and the use of their tongue. This is used to lick, smell, and, most often, play. Cats play by doing what they like to do most, and that is chase. They also like to play in a group with other members of their own kind.

Cats play by using their head to chase a prey and their tail to play the game of being a cheetah and pouncing on the prey.

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## What Do Cats Eat?

Cats are omnivores. They eat whatever they can. If it tastes good to them, they eat it. However, if it does not taste good to them, they will spit it out, as dogs do. Cats eat meat, fish, eggs, seeds, and nuts. They also eat any kind of vegetable matter that they can chew. They will eat and digest it.

They are also carnivores and, unlike dogs, do not like meat. Cats do not like the taste of meat, which makes them eat all kinds of meats, as much as they like.

Cats love to eat, and they like meat that is a little sour and fresh. They can eat meat for hours.

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## What About Food?

Cats love to eat. They like meat, fish, seeds, and vegetables. They also love to drink. However, they do not need that much. Cats eat whenever they are hungry. They do not fast.

Cats like to drink milk. In fact, they like to drink it so much that they get very thirsty. If there is not enough milk for the cat, then it will do all it can to get it. In the wild, a cat that is thirsty will hunt for the nearest water source. However, in the home, it will try to get water by licking the