Should I freeze the meat? - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-04-2010, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 17
Should I freeze the meat?

Should I freeze the meat I feed my cats and then thaw it or is it perfectly safe to feed it to them with out freezing it in the first place(so if I just went got a chicken breast at the grocerie store and decided to feed it to them right away)?
IPotebnya is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 06:10 AM
Cool Cat
 
~Siameseifuplz~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,262
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

I will feed things without freezing first unless it's wild caught. Some people are more careful and freeze anything, some only make sure to freeze pork first. It's up to you burt a chicken breast is pretty low risk, I wouldn't worry about feeding it without freezing.
~Siameseifuplz~ is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 09:56 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,825
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

A lot of what I get is already frozen, but if it's not and I need to feed it right away, I do so, pork included. All the wild game I get for free via C's list has been long-frozen, so not an issue.
hoofmaiden is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 10:48 AM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 83
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

I don't freeze meat if I don't need to. Mine are very picky and prefer to eat lean beef and turn their little noses up if there is something else in their plates. They may sometimes eat a little bit of chicken or turkey or organs or whatever but the rest goes to waste . So I usually buy beef and give it to them right away and freeze the rest.
Vanessa is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 11:41 AM
Tom Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 352
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

As far as I know meat is required to be frozen before given to the consumer anyway, so I wouldn't worry about it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If anyone asks, I'm studying.
KittyMonster is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 11:49 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,825
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

I don't think that's true. . . ?
hoofmaiden is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 11:54 AM
Tom Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 352
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

Really? I know it's true for seafood. I just assumed it would be applied to meat because they know that freezing kills all these evil parasites. But I could be wrong.

Either way I really don't worry about it, either for my cat or me, really. I'm not a clean freak by any means and I'm not dead yet.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If anyone asks, I'm studying.
KittyMonster is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 11:56 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,825
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

Meat really isn't full of evil parasites generally speaking. And cooking kills them, too (which is what most people do with it, after all).
hoofmaiden is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 02:01 PM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 83
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

I would be really amazed if they kill the cow, butcher it and deliver it perfectly fresh to the consumer without any freezing This will be WOW for me But I have no idea about the process...
Vanessa is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 02:05 PM
Cat Addict
 
Dave_ph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Posts: 2,845
Re: Should I freeze the meat?

I thought freezing things twice was bad. I may be entirely wrong but I'm pretty sure that's the case.

The last time people tried to elimate free roaming cats it resulted in The Black Plague.
Dave_ph is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome