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Old 10-25-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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We have given Kitty Katty beef before and he always brought it right up.. I got a mixture of different kinds of wet cat food and beef was one of them. He usually always has the seafood stuff.

he can normally eat chicken without a problem if there are no spices on it and last night he did fine with turkey cat food.

I just gave him beef and he just got sick immediately. I went and looked at his bowl thinking maybe he scarfed it down and that is why he got sick but no. Most all of it was there and he actually also got sick right in his food bowl the poor kitty.



He is sitting here in my lap now.

How does your cat do with beef?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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We have given Kitty Katty beef before and he always brought it right up.. I got a mixture of different kinds of wet cat food and beef was one of them. He usually always has the seafood stuff.

he can normally eat chicken without a problem if there are no spices on it and last night he did fine with turkey cat food.

I just gave him beef and he just got sick immediately. I went and looked at his bowl thinking maybe he scarfed it down and that is why he got sick but no. Most all of it was there and he actually also got sick right in his food bowl the poor kitty.



He is sitting here in my lap now.

How does your cat do with beef?
Well, I feed my pets raw and my kittehs LOVE beef. In fact, they just had some today. My pets have done a whole lot better with food ever since I switched from kibble/wet food to raw.

But anyway, to answer again: They love it. Absolutely love it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I think he just has a sensitive stomach. I don't think he can tolerate it at all. He does well with everything else.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Our girls cannot tolerate any of the fish but everything else is great for them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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We have given Kitty Katty beef before and he always brought it right up.. I got a mixture of different kinds of wet cat food and beef was one of them. He usually always has the seafood stuff.

he can normally eat chicken without a problem if there are no spices on it and last night he did fine with turkey cat food.

I just gave him beef and he just got sick immediately. I went and looked at his bowl thinking maybe he scarfed it down and that is why he got sick but no. Most all of it was there and he actually also got sick right in his food bowl the poor kitty.



He is sitting here in my lap now.

How does your cat do with beef?
One of my kitties loves raw hamburger, but none of them (three) will eat beef "flavored" cat food. They don't like seafood either, and some brands of turkey flavored cat food will produce a barf within minutes.

We stick mostly with chicken flavoring. I swear with 3 cats, and the price of canned cat food, it would be cheaper to buy chicken on sale and simply cook it up for them (2 ounces of cat food for 79 cents versus chicken for $2.99 a pound which comes out to 37 cents for 2 ounces).

Oddly enough, the cats also like "Cesar" brand dog food, so once in a while I will get a couple of these to provide some variety. I know they are not formulated to provide optimum nutrition for cats, so I keep them to a minimum.

Also, there are some canned cat foods that I buy at the pet store ("Taste of the Wild") that my cats just go BONKERS for, but at $1.40 for two ounces, this is more of a treat than a steady diet.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:40 PM
 
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One of my kitties loves raw hamburger, but none of them (three) will eat beef "flavored" cat food. They don't like seafood either, and some brands of turkey flavored cat food will produce a barf within minutes.

We stick mostly with chicken flavoring. I swear with 3 cats, and the price of canned cat food, it would be cheaper to buy chicken on sale and simply cook it up for them (2 ounces of cat food for 79 cents versus chicken for $2.99 a pound which comes out to 37 cents for 2 ounces).

Oddly enough, the cats also like "Cesar" brand dog food, so once in a while I will get a couple of these to provide some variety. I know they are not formulated to provide optimum nutrition for cats, so I keep them to a minimum.

Also, there are some canned cat foods that I buy at the pet store ("Taste of the Wild") that my cats just go BONKERS for, but at $1.40 for two ounces, this is more of a treat than a steady diet.

20yrsinBranson
I used to feed Max and Chloe only chicken, raw. They loved it but it grossed me out so I had to stop doing it.

I never thought he would have that reaction with the beef cat food, but thinking about it now, why wouldn't he?

He got sick every time he has had beef, cooked or raw. I felt horrible when I saw that it was so bad he got sick right in his bowl. =(
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I used to feed Max and Chloe only chicken, raw. They loved it but it grossed me out so I had to stop doing it.

I never thought he would have that reaction with the beef cat food, but thinking about it now, why wouldn't he?

He got sick every time he has had beef, cooked or raw. I felt horrible when I saw that it was so bad he got sick right in his bowl. =(
It has always been my belief that you shouldn't feed a cat anything larger than that which they could kill themselves. Chickens, and to a lesser extent turkeys, fish, should be ok. But a cow. Well, a cow would be pretty tough for a cat to kill, although I'm sure they would try. LOL

Too bad they don't have rabbit flavored cat food, I think my cats would really like that.

I would feed raw chicken except that there are so many bad pathogens in commercially farmed chicken these days. I am not worried for my cats' health, since, they are equipped by nature to deal with it. But if the cat were to get some salmonella on his paws and then jump up on the table or counter top, then my family would be exposed to it, and unlike kitties, we are not equipped by nature to handle this kind of pathogen. I suppose I could freeze the chicken and then thaw it. That's how they sell the raw food at the pet store, frozen. I shall have to check to see if freezing kills salmonella. It might be a great idea to start them on some raw food.

ETA: The salmonella organization says that it is not "completely" killed by freezing (whatever that means). So.... there you go.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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I've had cats most of my life and none of them ever had a problem eating beef.

Now I did have a white angora who wouldn't touch hamburg..........but would try to climb up my leg to get tenderloin or prime rib!
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I have one, out of 7, that cant tolerate beef....raw or canned.
I feed nooooo fish. Most of it (weruva excluded) is too risky.
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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I have two who eat raw beef with great enthusiasm and no trouble. One who tried beef (and lamb, too) a couple of times and brought it back up and now refuses any, so she gets no red meat.

As for canned, only one eats canned food beef, and only until they are gone I won't be getting any more because both brands that contain beef that I was feeding have carrageenan, and soon there will be no cat foods with carrageenan in this house
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