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Old 04-10-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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I was reading an Amazon Kindle Book, and it was written by a former homeless person. Anyway, she said that some people actually eat Cat Food ! She said, "Don't knock on it till you try it!"

Geez, have any of you ever eaten cat food? The meat in the can type like this:

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Old 04-10-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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I was reading an Amazon Kindle Book, and it was written by a former homeless person. Anyway, she said that some people actually eat Cat Food ! She said, "Don't knock on it till you try it!"

Geez, have any of you ever eaten cat food? The meat in the can type like this:

Wet Cat Food: Best Wet Cat Food Reviews & Ratings | Petco
ICK! A long time ago there were reports about elderly people having to survive on cat food. I think that finally served to draw attention to the fact that, yes, there is poverty in America.

I can't even read the article due to the ick factor. I don't think most of that pet food is much more than fillers. It might keep someone barely alive. I think it would be cheaper to cook some bones to make meat broth and boil some vegetables in with it. At least you'd get more nourishment than with most pet food. I even try to feed leftover meat to my dog because I don't think even the good pet food is that good.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:09 AM
 
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Read the labels on some grain free cat food. What our furries loves has whole small shrimp. There are plenty "cheap food" threads - it is cheaper to feed a human when you have to than a cat.
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Old 04-10-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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What the actual F?
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I was reading an Amazon Kindle Book, and it was written by a former homeless person. Anyway, she said that some people actually eat Cat Food ! She said, "Don't knock on it till you try it!"

There are cheaper ways for a human to eat than buying canned pet food. Of course that will entail eating little or no meat, but we can survive without eating meat.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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But why limit yourself to cat food? Is it better quality than dog food?

Ha! Ha!

But no, I haven't been checking out the Pet Food sections of the grocery store, ok!
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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Didn't they raise the price of cat food several years ago so people wouldn't buy it for human consumption? It used to be cheaper than tuna. I remember this being in the news possibly in the 80's???
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:34 PM
 
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Yeah, the book I read said that a can of cat food costs 69 cents. If it's good tasting meat, I guess desperate people would make cat food burgers out of that! But is cat food supposed to be superior quality than dog food?

Ever give dog food to a cat, and cat food to a dog? -- What happened?
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Old 04-10-2017, 04:06 PM
 
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Yeah, the book I read said that a can of cat food costs 69 cents. If it's good tasting meat, I guess desperate people would make cat food burgers out of that! But is cat food supposed to be superior quality than dog food?

Good grief


I rarely pay more than $2/lb for chicken. I've purchased a lot of skinless/boneless chicken breast and Sprouts Market for $1.69. At that price, the can of cat food is more expensive than 6 oz of chicken breast.


Maybe some people like the flavor??!

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Old 04-10-2017, 04:56 PM
 
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I'd sooner eat the cat
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