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Old 05-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is pork good for my kitty? He likes it best(I am slowly going to transition him onto raw).
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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pork is usually fine. I know in some parts of the world you need to be careful about trichinosis, so find out if it's prevalent in your area. To be on the safe side freeze your pork for several weeks before feeding. My cat loves pork, it's a large portion of his diet.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Generally in the US and Canada pork is perfectly safe.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good, nibbler will be happy to hear that.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know people (health food nuts like myself) that avoid pork because they say it contains cysts that can cause parasites or some other bad thing. I haven't eaten pork in ages, not even organic.

I *guess* it may be OK for cats, I don't know. I'm getting my cats onto this Frankenprey thing too.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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PS - I've also heard people say that pigs sometimes eat their own feces, and that pork is toxic, even organic pork. I tend to think I'll pass on feeding my cats pork.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll try to find something else he likes.



I Have never eaten pork myself, but I'm vegan. So...
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Again, pork is perfectly safe. Trichinosis (the "parasite" referred to above) was eradicated from North American pork years ago. Unless you live in a 3rd world country, there is no reason to worry about pork. Even wild boar is perfectly safe if frozen 30 days (to kill parasites).
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm glad to hear that pork is safe. I bought some pork kidneys for Boo today (only type of kidneys I can find). Hope she likes it.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With all the meat choices for cats, I doubt I'd feed very much pork to my cats, if any at all.

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