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View Poll Results: Do you feed your cats store bought fish or chicken (cooked)?
Yes, along with mostly dry food 1 16.67%
Yes, most of the time with little dry food 0 0%
Occasionally 2 33.33%
Thinking about it 0 0%
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to feed my cats more fish and chicken. I heard that I can feed them fish like tilapia (cooked and cooled) and boiled or canned chicken, along with their dry food. Is this advisable?
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i am feeding raw and use little to no kibble.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fish is not good for cats as much as they love it

Also, wet food is a lot more better for them than dry food. I am sure chicken is fine
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i am feeding raw and use little to no kibble.
how does the raw food work? have you noticed any benefits? i'm a raw foodist myself but never knew the effect on animals!
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Chicken. Mia likes Publix Rotesserie Chicken but won't eat what I cook
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i am feeding raw and use little to no kibble.
how does the raw food work? have you noticed any benefits? i'm a raw foodist myself but never knew the effect on animals!
healthier wieght, they eat much less, less poo, shinier/softer fur, more muscle mass, way more active, and it has really helped mine that are affected with feline herpes with their eyesight. a big pro for me is the cost which is much lower!

check out this thread that auntie crazy made about feeding raw: viewtopic.php?f=30&t=57301
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I had to vote "never" because the poll specified cooked meats. While I never feed cooked fish or chicken to my cats, I feed raw chicken nightly as part of their raw meal. I very, very rarely feed raw fish, and that was only because a friend gave me an old package from her freezer that I thought was chicken breast. Turned out to be some sort of fish filet, so I went ahead and fed it.

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Old 09-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Feeding cats fish and chicken

My cat eats raw chicken all the time, but not cooked (well they have in commercial food before). I do not feed fish as it is known to cause some problems. Since cats are desert animals fish are actually not a natural part of their diet as people have been taught to believe.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Fish is not good for cats as much as they love it

Also, wet food is a lot more better for them than dry food. I am sure chicken is fine
When you say fish is not good, does that extend to wet canned fish based cat food? My former stray adores California Natural's Deepwater Fish formula wet food. Plus, I heard chicken can be an allergen, so wouldn't feeding fish as opposed to chicken be better? Or is mercury content a concern?
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Feeding cats fish and chicken

Thanks everyone for your replies! I am trying to find a healthier diet for my cats because when I took one to the vet he told me that my cat was overweight I used to feed them mostly dry food and wet food and treats every day but now I'm trying to give them more protien. I cooked them a piece of tilapia (small from frozen) yesterday and was wondering if that was something I could do regularly, or if chicken was a better option. I didn't know I could feed chicken to them raw though. What brought on this topic is that I just read an article about long living cats and their owners would feed them chicken along with a small amount of dry food and they live a long time! I want to make sure I am feeding them the best diet, and get my little overweight cutie to lose a few
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