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Old 12-19-2015, 08:49 PM   #61
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This is really too far out for me.

I remember a 60 Minutes where an industry spokesman told us that mice were the perfect food for cats. Our cats loved mice and birds and would present us with rats with great pride.

I have also seen feral cats ignore hot dogs. Maybe I should, too.

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Old 12-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #62
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Seriously, no.

There are reasons why canned cat food is labeled "not for human consumption". Or at least it was 50 years ago, the last time I had a cat.

I don't know what those reasons are but I'm not planning to be a test case.
NO! Yesterday took our 'rescue cat' to the vet - his liver infection has cleared up so now he loves really grotty looking and smelling K/D Science Diet cans of fish food.

In honor of my wife's impending contemplation of starting a 'Weight Watcher's' type diet , I bought some Mirlitons and made some Stuffed Mirlitons with Buffalo instead of shrimp. Of course I used the holy trinity, Tonys, Panko, and egg white.

heh heh heh - The cat stuff smells/looks so bad I dread to open the can.
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Well, I guess I'm the odd one out. Not having cats, but lots of dogs, I have to say I have sampled a taste or two out of curiosity. After all, if your feeding it to you best friend, you want to make sure it's good.
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Anybody ever tried just a little bit of cat food? Would it make one sick? Is it supposed to be food grade for humans? It is canned so I'm sure it's pasteurized... Would it hurt to have a tiny little 1/2 teaspoon bite and spit it out?
Have tried it a long time ago. Tastes like paté indeed, a bit coarser in texture. If I remember correctly the brand was Whiskas. Not bad but not tasty enough to eat the whole can.

It is not dangerous for humans. In fact most pet foods get tested by humans.

Cat food smells so strong because they have a rather poor sense of smell I've been told.

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I always thought cats had a tremendous sense of smell. I had a cat that could be in another room when I used a can opener to crack the seal on a can of tuna. That cat appeared by my feet in under two seconds thinking it was for him. It was uncanny how he knew.
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LauAnn, that's a common occurrence. Despite still being semi-feral, cats have radar for the can opener. Mine appear immediately no matter what can is being opened. More often than not it is tomato paste or the like; I left them sniff it and the crestfallen look on their faces is precious.
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This is really too far out for me.

I remember a 60 Minutes where an industry spokesman told us that mice were the perfect food for cats. Our cats loved mice and birds and would present us with rats with great pride.

I have also seen feral cats ignore hot dogs. Maybe I should, too.
I remember a TV special about an Indian ethic group, perhaps cast is the correct distinction, that ate rats. Grain-fed rats.

Yummo? Oh I don't know. It would depend on the sauce.
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I remember a TV special about an Indian ethic group, perhaps cast is the correct distinction, that ate rats. Grain-fed rats.

Yummo? Oh I don't know. It would depend on the sauce.

Ratatouille?
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I remember a TV special about an Indian ethic group, perhaps cast is the correct distinction, that ate rats. Grain-fed rats.

Yummo? Oh I don't know. It would depend on the sauce.
I have eaten a guinea pig in a nice restaurant in Peru once. Although called a pig, guinea pigs are rodents and they look like rats. I've been told they eat a lot of guinea pigs in Peru, so I am sure they are being farmed just like chickens. It tasted like chicken meat to me. It was served split in half... Kind of like this....
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I have eaten a guinea pig in a nice restaurant in Peru once. Although called a pig, guinea pigs are rodents and they look like rats. I've been told they eat a lot of guinea pigs in Peru, so I am sure they are being farmed just like chickens. It tasted like chicken meat to me. It was served split in half... Kind of like this....

Hmmm. Served sans sauce?
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Hmmm. Served sans sauce?
No, no sauce. I'm sure it was seasoned though...
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......... I've been told they eat a lot of guinea pigs in Peru, so I am sure they are being farmed just like chickens.
On a trip to Peru we visited a village and were allowed to view inside a typical rural home. I asked why the high door sill and they pointed out that the guinea pigs were running loose in the house.
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I tried a taste of it once, and now know why cats lick their genitals. It's to take away the taste of the cat food.
I used to have a cat, but I have no idea what cat food or cat genitals taste like...
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I used to have a cat, but I have no idea what ......... cat genitals taste like...
Probably depends on how they are cooked.
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I ate some solid cat treats one night back in high school. At a friends house, probably intoxicated to some degree. I remember it not tasting as good as the package claimed it would. It also didn't leave my teeth shiny and sparkling nor was my breath clean and refreshing. It just tasted like a gross fish-flavored cracker with a metallic after taste (vitamins perhaps??).

Never been tempted to try the wet cat food. The smell. It's also about the same price as canned tuna so no reason to skimp in that regard (but makes me wonder what's in canned tuna... ).
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Nope, canned cat food can be as cheap as 33 cents.... I buy for about 45 cents....

I do not like the cheap tuna... buy Albacore.... more expensive but better...
Useless unless comparing cost per calorie.
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On a trip to Peru we visited a village and were allowed to view inside a typical rural home. I asked why the high door sill and they pointed out that the guinea pigs were running loose in the house.
Yikes. My friend told me she had pet chickens until one day they became her dinner.
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Louisiana had a state sponsored TV program a long while ago(aka before Katrina) with a ranked Chef showing various ways to prepare Nutria.

The buggers are hard on wetlands!

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Years ago when I was a pet owner I tried dog and cat food just for the heck of it. Although it smelled good and actually looked appetizing it was pretty terrible tasting and kind of gritty or at least more texture than it appeared. I remember hearing dog food was required by the gov't to be fit for human consumption because in bad times poor folks would buy it as a cheap substitute in order to get by but that may be an urban legend.
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After having spent many business trips to various spots in Louisiana, I probably ate stuff that was not fit to be cat food!
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