Tagged: raw food
18 January, 2010 at 5:07 am #35083
Can I feed Sophie cooked egg yolks? She seems to like it and I normally don’t people food. Is it better raw?18 January, 2010 at 6:04 am #529541
Eggs yolks are the best raw, but you need to cook egg whites.
Never mix anything raw though with dry food.18 January, 2010 at 6:52 am #529542
Don’t give raw eggs to cats especially store bought ones. The bacterial contamination risk is too high. Cooked is ok but follow the same food saftey rules you do with people. Remember that cats can get food poisoning too.18 January, 2010 at 6:00 pm #529543
Actually cats are MADE to handle stuff like salmonella – they are made to eat raw meat, bones, and organs. They are obligate carnivores, they can’t digest any of the plant materiels that they put in dry and wet foods. They can only use other animal flesh. They are made to get all the water they need from their food which is why either a raw diet or a low carb, no grain wet food is the way to go with them. Just look up cat and carnivore in the dictionary – they are the same things.
They are born with claws to catch their prey: http://www.littlebigcat.com/Images/catclaws.jpg
Teeth to tear that prey:
And the most amazing digestive system ever:
“If you feed a cat Salmonella, it kills 98% of it before it comes out the other end. As soon as the stuff touches its mouth, a process starts.”
“Nadeau is referring to an enzyme in cat saliva called lysozyme, which attacks bacteria as it enters the mouth. From there, any remaining contaminants enter the animal’s extremely short and acidic digestive tract. Any pathogens surving the acidic bath have little time to latch onto before ejection”
“Between the cats natural cleansing system and its rapid metabolism, the chances of developing salmonella, toxoplasmosis and other ailments associated with raw food are slim.”18 January, 2010 at 6:07 pm #529544
Toxoplasmosis does not affect the cat, that may be true, but it can be carried and trasmitted to humans. It can be dangerous. That is why a pregnant woman is told not to clean a litter box. The cat may not be sick, but the humans they live with can be harmed.18 January, 2010 at 6:35 pm #529545
I handle raw meat all the time – I just wear plastic gloves. Its just common sense that we have to be careful18 January, 2010 at 6:50 pm #529546
I just gave Sophie some egg yolk. i cooked it and just gave her a bit. I tried to get her onto raw for the longest time and she just wasn’t haven’t any of it…but she loved the cooked egg yolk. She tried to lick it up like she normally does with wet food and i just kept falling out of her mouth…it was quite cute the watch.
Thanks for the advice everyone!18 January, 2010 at 7:38 pm #529547
ff50, I work with micro-organisms and deal with the illnesses caused by them all the time. You can go believing what you wish, I do not agree with raw diets at all and will not argue with on this do not flame me again and keep your “Proof” to yourself ty.18 January, 2010 at 8:11 pm #529548
Cats can get toxoplasmosis. Stumpie nearly died from it. Left me with a brain damaged kitty.18 January, 2010 at 8:15 pm #52954918 January, 2010 at 8:17 pm #529550
Regardless of the fact that wild cats eat fresh kill to survive on…I will never be comfortable with the feeding of raw meats to domestic animals. My cats are gorgeous, healthy and a good weight. They eat canned meat and kibble daily. In fact almost everytime I’ve ever offered a raw OR cooked food from my diet…they refuse it. =)18 January, 2010 at 8:56 pm #529551
Wow, I didn’t mean for this to cause a debate…
I feed all mine raw and have for several months. No problem at all…in fact the are SO healthy!!! Sure, I thought they were great on wet and dry food. Now that they are on raw they are 1000x better. I am a firm believer in feeding cats raw and never want to feed kibble crack again Sure, they can SURVIVE on dry food. But are they THRIVING????
We’ve had a calf with a bacterial infection in its brain…that stuff just happens. I highly doubt that a cat would get that because of eating raw. There is a much higher chance that they got it from swimming in the neighbor kids pool…there is a much higher chance that it was from contaiminated cat food. Things like that happen. There are so many why’s…Why did Annie have to die so suddenly? Why did Nick Spoelstra die so suddenly leaving behind three young kids and his wife? Why did Christiane’s dad die without warning from a heart attack? Why did Mr. Haan get cancer? Why did Felicity Boonstra get killed by her moms boyfriend? Why did Mrs. Boonstra get shot? Why was Felicity’s brother gone at a friends house that night? Its all in God’s plan even if we don’t know why. This is just our temperary home…
Cats are obligate carnivores. That’s how God made them, thats how they should be fed. They thrived for thousands of years catching their own prey. Cats are not at all able to digest plants.
White teeth, no smelly breath, no fleas/earmites, extremely soft and shiny fur, poop that has NO smell, really high energy levels, amazing over all health and health problems disappearing. That is the risks from feeding a total species appropriate raw diet18 January, 2010 at 9:05 pm #529552
Furryfriends50 you have given your opinion on raw feeding in several threads. You have given a great amount of education on this system of feeding. It works for you and you love it. I am very glad you found what is best for you.
As I have said in other threads there are many that this is not on option or a choice that some are comfortable with. Please allow others the right to do what works for them. Just because someone doesn’t agree with feeding their cats in the manor that you do, doesn’t make them evil and unloving toward their cat.
You have an agenda, you simply want us all to think as you do. Some do not. It doesn’t make those who do not feed raw evil. This is how you are trying to portray those that don’t think the way you do.
You are really hurting people and I don’t believe that was your intent. Skyron has gone through a rough time with Stumpie’s illness. Please do not belittle that or the others here.18 January, 2010 at 9:06 pm #529553
My heart hurts for those that are hurting. I will return to the fluffy threads and know that we all care for each other here.18 January, 2010 at 9:25 pm #529554
I’m sorry if what I say seems mean…that is not what I mean to do.
We have had a calf that had the same thing as Stumpie. Its hard even though we aren’t supposed to get attached to the calves. She couldn’t stand and almost ended up getting shot by the owners. She had a really good reaction to Dex but went through the cycle of not even being able to stand and then being fine about 100 times. Another had a similar problem – she walked like a drunk sailor in high seas. She was SO determined though but didn’t react to any medicene we could give her and ended up getting sold. There is no reason they should have gotten brain infections but they did.
I’m not saying everyone should feed raw. You need to be comfortable with making raw balanced. Personally I think that if you are uncomfortable with raw feeding then it isn’t something you may want to do. There are thousands of other options for healthy foods. Any wet food is healthier than dry. Lots of wet foods are almost pure meat for example the 95% wet foods. Cat food companies like EVO and Nature’s Variety Instinct get it. That is why they have foods with really high meat contents. Wellness CORE even says on the bag of dry food that it should be fed in conjuction with their wet foods. There are even a few store chains that won’t sell dry. More vets are saying that an all wet diet is best. The holistic vets encourage feeding raw or wet.
Stating facts like cats are obligate carnivores and they need their water from their food shouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings…they are facts. Cats have no need for carbs…that is just another fact. Posting facts should be fine
Sorry18 January, 2010 at 9:47 pm #529555
Wow didn’t meant to start a post and ignite so much debate..lets agree to disagree on the whole diet issue and agree that we all love our furrbabies a lot and we each do/feed the best we can afford to for them?18 January, 2010 at 9:59 pm #529556
If anyone wants to check out the catster forums – there are two subforums: one about commercial food and one about raw feeding. I know most people here do have a catster page and urge you to check out their nutrition forums. Just check them out…there are many very knowledgable people on there when it comes to feline nutrition
I’ll (try) shut up.18 January, 2010 at 10:04 pm #529557
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ILT, My vet’s rule of thumb is that if the food would be healthy for your body, then it is healthy for the furbabies. i.e. lean meat is good for you so it is good for the kitties. Fat, sugar and lots of carbs are bad for our bodies so don’t give it to the kitties. My Emma loves the yolks from boiled eggs and I feel comfortable giving her nibbles of that. Healthy foods can be a nice treat and or supplement to a cat’s diet. Whether you are feeding raw, home-made cooked, canned, or dry, you are ok with supplementing Sophie with the egg yolk.18 January, 2010 at 10:06 pm #529558
Hi Kywat…great advice! she seems to enjoy it and there is no artificial salt or oils since the egg is boiled! i also tend to buy organic free range eggs..so I might just keep giving it to here and there.18 January, 2010 at 10:13 pm #529559
“Sure, they can SURVIVE on dry food. But are they THRIVING????” and “feed kibble crack”
Your words and they hurt.
“That’s how God made them, thats how they should be fed.”
That is a real hit to a persons religion.
There are more than mere facts and I wanted you to understand that it hurts. I respect your belief and have stated that it is wonderful it works for you.
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