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Old 01-01-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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Default What to feed adult cats when you run out of cat food?

This big snow storm hit NM before we were able to get out and get a supply of pet food. What do you give adult cats in a pinch? A little canned tuna and rice? What else?
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:20 PM
 
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Cats are obligate carnivores. They don't need rice. Raw meat of any kind will do in a pinch.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Canned tuna, canned chicken, thawed shrimp (my old cat's favorite ) - really any meat will do! It's obviously not the best daily diet for them, but works fine in a pinch.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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I'd go with meat - chicken breast, steak, ground beef. Cut it up into smaller pieces to encourage them to eat it. Canned tuna, etc. is OK really short term, but watch the sodium content. Cats thrive on raw meats - it's actually what they are supposed to eat, and do eat exclusively in the wild.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Well, in a pinch, just give them what you are eating. My cat eats whatever I eat, in addition to his cat food.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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I think the tuna is probably fine, you could maybe rinse it a bit if you're worried about the salt. Most meats should be fine, though I personally worry about raw feeding the typical supply of items like chicken and ground beef since it's all predicated upon us cooking thoroughly for our consumption. Start with small amounts so you can see what they will eat. I know in my experience going through many types of canned/wet cat food that it is possible for a cat to reject many of them. Same with the food we're talking of here. It should be a wonderful treat for them but you never know how they'll actually react.

Good luck and hope you are not snowed in too long!
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Rural Western TN
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dont feed too much canned tuna or salmon, no more than once or twice a weeek due to high metal content...cats can suffer murcury poisening very quickly.
but generally any meat will do. cats dont need carbs and cannot digest most vegatebl matter, as racelady said, they are obligate carnivores.

generally any meat raw if they will eat it boiled or grilled if they wont take raw is absolutly fine.
the ph in a cat and dogs stomach is different from humans it is INCREDIBLY rare for a dog or cat to get food poisening so raw meat isnt a risk to a healthy animal but cats can be finiky and some wont accept raw.
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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Well, in a pinch, just give them what you are eating. My cat eats whatever I eat, in addition to his cat food.

Give them what we're eating????--Have you read hubby "Hunter Wolds'" posts to the Food and Drink Forum? Lets see.....homemade tamales, quesadillas, thai food, General Tsao's chicken, lutefisk.....but I bet they'd like last night's roast duck minus the Hoisin sauce!
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Well, then, give them the chicken before you go all General Tso on it! LOL

Our kitties love chicken and turkey; beef or fish not so much, although our male cat loves to lap up the water drained from the tuna on occasion.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Give them what we're eating???? Lets see.....homemade tamales, quesadillas,
Now you know why I go by MissNM!
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