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Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by matt1991, May 25, 2019.

  1. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    my cats only like gravy in their wet food so theres always lots of left over meat from the cans we get also i hate throwing out meat after dinner or cook outs i like to drop it off on side of road or behind a dumpster but my roomate gets mad and others do you think its good to give animals scraps who dont have a home? i know most saw no but the thought of a starving cat who was abandon and has no hunting skills and starving to death if i could do anything to help it i wana

    i also hate being wasteful so id like something to get the most out of my food
     

  2. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Have you tried feeding your cats pate?
     
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  3. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    pate?
     
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  4. susanm9006

    susanm9006 Willow Top Cat

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    There is a wet food called Core Classic smooth that is a thick pate with gravy like consistency and could be liquified with just a little water. It is 12% protein which is pretty good for a relatively inexpensive wet food and my cat loves it.
     
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  5. maggiedemi

    maggiedemi TCS Member Top Cat

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    Pate is canned food that is all ground up smooth, no chunks.
     

  6. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    ohh yeah the friskys brand yeah he wont like that cause its solid they only like liquid broths or stews with no pieces
     

  7. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    If your question is about leaving the excess food out for the feral cats and wild animals, I do that all the time. Just try to put it in a place where it won't be a problem.
     
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  8. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    If you have friends, co-workers, etc who have cats, offer them the food. Or offer the food to a shelter or group that takes care of ferals.
     

  9. cheesycats

    cheesycats TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I found my penny at a dumpster starving. So I’m sure cats like her would appreciate it. However I’m sure there are a lot of other types of animals you’re feeding too. Like raccoons and opossum. If you’re ok with that then I don’t see an issue with it.
     
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  10. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

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    He means the food that the cats have already licked the gravy off. Pretty sure the shelter doesn't want it, lol.
     
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  11. amethyst

    amethyst TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Keep in mind that if they are just eating the gravy they aren't getting a balanced meal so hopefully that isn't all they are being fed. There are lots of other brands that make pate not just Friskies, some are even more soupy then others.

    I toss out old meat to the wildlife and any dumped animals on my acreage from time to time too. Just know that cat food and food scraps don't just attract/feed cats. Espeically if you live in town or in a city it can attract rats and other "less desirable" animals close to buildings that can cause more harm then good.
     

  12. mizzely

    mizzely TCS Member Super Cat

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    My momma possum gets all my left over cat food. She comes right up to my porch to eat it. I like a tick free yard ;)

    I would try a food like Tiki Cat Mousse for your gravy lover :)
     

  13. GalaxyGirl

    GalaxyGirl TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I have a senior cat that doesn’t know any form of food that’s not liquid or dry is food. What I do is get pate mix it with muse gravy and chicken broth. I then put it in my nutribullet and pulverize it until it’s soup. I use a fine strainer to get the left over and boom soup.
     

  14. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    this lol but other cats would and meats ect i dont wana put into dumpster as its hard for them t get to and dangerous of getting stuck and killed
     

  15. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    they eat dry food too they always have dry food out and i get them treats too they only take a few bites of meat parts and they both lick the gravy weird how both of them do this
     

  16. matt1991

    matt1991 Thread Starter TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    man i tried that i put his catfood in small blender with tiny bit of water and he took 1 bite n walked off lol such a spoilt rotton brat XD
     

  17. jen

    jen TCS Member Top Cat

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    You could add water to it, this is what i do. I add water, she laps it up, I add more water, this continues all day whenever I noticed she drank all the water. I add a bit more. Then eventually she finishes it all and added bonus, she is super hydrated!

    Also, why should your roommate care or have any say in what you do with your cats leftover food? Also who says you have to listen to her....
     

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