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Old July 24th, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Human food for cats

I did some research ever the web to figure out what kind of human food kittens can consume... and I found completely opposite recommendations.
So far we gave to out kitten a little bit cream and sour cream and tuna cans. She was happy to eat.
Was wondering if you give to your cats human food?
P.S. Genarally, don't you think that cat food producers just doing "propaganda" to convince people to buy only their food?
I remember that when I lived in Russia (USSR), cats ate ONLY human food, even more than that, they ate just caught still alive fish and were completely fine. We just dind't have any cat food at all (even with human food there were a lot of problems )
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Old July 24th, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I had a client that was blind and she had two cats and one was very FAT.
I found out why when I was making my client's lunch, Fatty the cat jumped onto a chair and when my client sat down to eat the cat got on the table and started to sneak food off the plate! He was using his claws as a fork and picking up the food. I mean the cat was really fat, he almost took up the whole chair when he sat in it.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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LOL...I'd like to see this cat pic
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Old July 24th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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LOL...I'd like to see this cat pic
That cat is no longer alive. But it was so funny seeing him sneaking of the plate. He was very good at it.
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Old July 24th, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Although tuna is nutritious just keep in mind it can't be a complete substitute for cat food since they have other requirements such as taurine that among other things it will help the kitten to develop his/her eyes.
I would stay away from cow milk (could cause diarrhea), give some tuna, chicken, for vegetables pumpkin or sweet potato or some good quality kitten food - grain free.
There are some raw feeding options in which case I would avoid poultry because sometimes when uncooked it could be contaminated with salmonella.
Raw feeding requires the addition of some vitamins and taurine though.
A while ago I found this video on a recipe for raw food:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3Bvd3qf2q0
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Old July 24th, 2013, 08:09 PM
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Sometimes you have to be careful with fish products too because of their high mercury content, not sure with tuna but my guess is yes (?).

if you give your kitten milk make it raw milk from grass feed cow or goat, here in Sk I can buy goat milk but not cow (it is still illegal here unfortunately) but not any of the store milk, it is bad enough we drink it lol.

salmonella contamination can be found on other meats besides poultry, I even remember of an article I read sometime ago of salmonella found on vegetables. Now, salmonella is more harmful to us than cats and dogs, on a healthy animal the acid in their stomach makes them resistant to pathogens. of course you also want e sure safety meat handling always.
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