- PSA – Anyone who feeds a raw diet to their pets
Blimey. Noted. I often give our dog uncooked bits and pieces when I’m cooking at home, won’t be doing that again. I’d just assumed, given the rubbish a dog would normally consume left to its own devices that there was little (within reason) that a dogs stomach couldn’t cope with.Posted 4 years ago
Rats that are suffering the effects of poisoning are easier to catch. I wouldn’t recommend that cats be allowed to eat rats and unless it can be guaranteed that the rats haven’t ingested any poison. And also of course they have a clean bill of health free of all the highly unpleasant diseases they can be suffering from.Posted 4 years ago
While there may be many benefits to a raw diet for both cats and dogs, PLEASE be wary of those who say that cats (and / or dogs) are immune to salmonella poisoning.
I can confirm that they are most definitely NOT immune to it, and I have a very ill cat and a three grand vets bill to prove it.
Please be careful!Posted 4 years agobrukSubscriber
Sorry to hear your cat is very poorly, hope they make a full recovery.
Cats and dogs may well be better adapted to eating raw food than ourselves.
However while they may eat some carrion (dogs mainly) which may not be that fresh, they are not adapted for eating chicken that has been processed in a factory where cross contamination can be a major issue.
Many things concern me about feeding a raw diet, contamination at the factory, poor freezing and storage (thaw/re freeze etc).
Modern life for a dog or cat is not like living in the wild anymore.Posted 4 years ago
Is it not feasible that cats and dogs which live wild in a natural environment might become ill from something such as salmonella poisoning and perhaps even die ?
I’m working on the assumption that not all cats and dogs which live undomesticated lives die peacefully in their sleep of old age.Posted 4 years ago
Nails doesn’t actually get fed a raw diet…. from me. He does however feed himself one. I suspect the culprit to be a magpie or a pigeon.
Although cats (and dogs) tend to be slightly more resistant to salmonella than humans, they aren’t immune, and I get very cross when people say that they are. As far as feeding raw goes, as with paople, fresh steak is probably entirely safe – just watch yourself with pork and poultry.
Fortunately I do have insurance, although I do have to meet a 20% excess.
In fairness though, I think it’s safe to say that Nails is even less happy with the situation than I am!
Posted 4 years agoMcHamishMember
My old dog used to eat all sorts of rubbish…he once rammed his way through the back door to get to a mouldy chicken carcass in the bin outside. When we got home the carcass was gone there was a big ruined hole in the back door and he had the cat flap stuck round his shoulders.
And he’d just cleaned out the fridge after the cat opened it.
That’s all after being fed. Greedy bugger.
He also used to rub his face in mouldy dead rabbits he found at home then pick it up to have a good crunch.
I had always assumed he could eat anything and be ok.
Although my mum once tried to give him some out of date eggs and he sniffed them and refused to eat it.Posted 4 years ago
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