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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:36 PM
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Pork spare ribs for cats?

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Is it ok to feed raw pork spare ribs to cats?

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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:52 PM
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Jasper's favourite meat is pork and I include it in all their raw. I am not sure about the bones, though, I grind all my raw. I do cut off the fat too.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 12:56 PM
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I would feel the bones are too heavy. I rarely even give my largeish dogs spare ribs, as one is known to crack teeth on bones heavier than poultry. The meat, though, go for it!!
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Old September 18th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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I've fed my cats pork ribs before. I thought for sure they would just get the meat off and leave the bone...but they easily powered through them. Even my small female who doesn't like to tackle complicated or too hard bones. So I'd say go for it.

My guys also love lamb ribs too.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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I was under the impression pork was bad for catswhy,I don't know,my cats to love a little taste of pork whenever we have it for dinner.
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Somebody else, whose cats are on a raw diet feed them pork.

I think my cats like pork better than chicken. Beef is their least favourite.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Pork is an all time favourite here! The Cats and dogs all love their pork.
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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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Jasper just finished a full pork chop with the help of Rose.
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Jasper just finished a full pork chop with the help of Rose.
A pork chop...gee I never thought of those either. Was it raw?

Thanks everyone for your opinions a lot of different ones too.

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Old September 18th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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I was under the impression pork was bad for catswhy,I don't know,my cats to love a little taste of pork whenever we have it for dinner.
I had asked if I could feed ham to my cats a few months back. I was told no because it is too salty. Maybe that is what u are thinking of?

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Old September 18th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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ok one pork roast hold the bbq sauce lol

oh and a side of plantins hold the salt
nice saucer of half and half im good to go
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Pork meat is fine, but I agree with Bendyfoot that the bones are too big. Just because a cat can eat pork ribs, doesn't mean they should. Feline teeth are designed to chew through much smaller bird and rodent bones - it's just not worth the risk of cracking a tooth on a pork bone.
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I give them to my cats quite a bit, i just watch them close with it. That only works if you dont have a cat like princess that takes her chunk and runs, lol.
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