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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pork flavored Cat Food

Really Goofy Question- Why dosen't Cat food come in Pork Flavor? Do most cats dislike it? Things that go thru my head at 12:30 in the morning...
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Good question... My experience is that cats often loves pork (at least mine do). I only know of one catfood that contains pork/has pork flavour and most cats like that food.
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Thats a pretty interesting question actually, I have never thought about it. Maybe it is more expensive to process or something
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Wierd!! I hadn't noticed that! Even with the prepared raw food, they come in everything from Chicken to Bison (we even have ostrich at my store... wierd eh?!), but no pork that I know of. Does pork have higher risks for contamination or something? I'll have to ask at work!

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 09:58 AM
 
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Pork can make cats sick and should never be fed to a cat raw. I would bet the reason it isn't in pet foods is that most of the pig is used for human consumption.
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Pork can make cats sick and should never be fed to a cat raw.
is this just cats? i feed my dogs raw pork necks pretty regularly.
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Trichinosis is the problem. It's not as much of a problem as it used to be, but there is still a chance of your dog or cat getting sick from it. You can freeze the meat for 3 weeks at zero degrees to kill the flukes.
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You can freeze the meat for 3 weeks at zero degrees to kill the flukes.
right, i always freeze the pork before i give it to the dogs, and i have a thermometer in the freezer to make sure that it is cold enough. but should one really never feed raw pork to cats? i had heard that cats are more suseptable to food poisonings than dogs, but i didnt know if that just applied to salmonilla or if it applied to trichinosis as well.
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 10:28 AM
 
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When I was researching raw diets, every one said do not feed pork to your cats. That's pretty much the extent of my knowledge.
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When I was researching raw diets, every one said do not feed pork to your cats. That's pretty much the extent of my knowledge.
thanks, snowball2. i am trying to learn more about raw diets for cats myself... both my dogs have been successfully eating raw for some time but cats are quite different creatures!

i have wondered about the no pork in catfood myself and i assumed that there are no pork based foods because pork is considered by many to be unhealthy... people think of fatty foods, bacon, etc when they hear pork. i figured it was a marketing concern.
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