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How to protect cats from Salmonella infection


Fortunately, Salmonella infection is very rare in cats. To be on the safe side, you should nevertheless rule out any risk - especially if you have a very young, old or health-impaired animal at home, where the risk of illness is greater. Caution, risk of salmonella: you should only feed raw meat fresh - Shutterstock / Master L

An infection with Salmonella can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and fever in cats. This is usually accompanied by a large loss of fluid, so that the disease is an enormous burden for the organism of weakened animals. Even blood poisoning can occur as a result of salmonella poisoning. Therefore, always take care of hygiene and the selection of the right food when caring for and feeding your pet. This is the only way to prevent Salmonella infection.

Caution, there is a danger of salmonella here!

Raw eggs pose a high risk for both humans and animals to become infected with Salmonella. If you give your cat egg every now and then to feed it in order to offer it a more varied diet, you should always cook it beforehand or fry it without seasoning. Also make sure that your pet does not steal from meals that contain eggs: especially with mayonnaise-containing dishes and all dishes that were prepared with egg, velvet paws show interest. So do not leave any leftovers unattended.

Stagnant water can also be dangerous for house tigers: make sure that you regularly replenish it regularly and - especially in summer - clean the water bowl more often. Raw meat can also cause salmonella poisoning in cats. If you want to feed raw meat, you should take some precautions.

When you can feed cats with raw meat

Raw meat should be fresh and qualitatively suitable for human consumption. Caution: If the meat smells strongly or has a slightly yellowish, greyish or greenish color, do not give it to your cat to eat, because then it is no longer edible. The same applies if you notice a muddy surface when preparing the meat and pressure points remain when touched.

You can also trust the fine nose of your velvet paw. If you do not touch the feed, it should be disposed of. Also remember to rinse raw meat with cold water before preparing it and only cut it on hygienically clean substrates with an equally clean knife. The cat's bowl should also be cleaned regularly - do not leave any food in it if the cat does not eat up. It spoils very quickly, especially in warm temperatures.

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