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Cooking for both me and my cat

Andrea DailyAndrea Daily GainesvilleMember Posts: 72 ✭✭
This might be a crazy idea but cats have a lot of them so I don't care. Is it possible to cook something for myself (not foods I know are dangerous for cats, of course) and share it with my cat? I know we don't have the same nutritional needs, but there are some similarities, such as eating meat with gravy, NOT eating bones or eggshells, and of course COOKING the meat.


  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 15 June, 2012
    it seems to me that everything you think is good for your cat really isn't. You should do some research into making cat food. Personally I like but there are other sites out there. There are actually very few similarities between humans' nutritional needs and cats'. Cats are obligate carnivores. They must have meat, meat and more meat. Veggies and grains are not good for them and can actually cause heath issues. Please don't feed your cats gravy. Both bones and eggshells can be eaten but only if the bones are raw, and a raw diet is actually the healthiest thing you could feed your cat. If you're going to prepare your own cat food you really need to know what you're doing, so I highly recommend doing a lot of research until you're sure what you're doing. And feel free to post if you need help!
  • Janet HanJanet Han Member Posts: 1
    edited 24 June, 2012
    Well, I don't think your idea entirely impossible. Just need some extra care. What I usually do is: First I cook more meat than I can eat, cook them plain, no salt or any other spices/condiments added. Then I separate my portion and cat's portion. In my portion, I flavor it the way I like. In cat's portion, I supplement it with cod liver oil, taurine, healthy powder (or Anita's Vita-mineral Mix) and bone meal. My cat won't eat raw meat and she likes to nibble which I don't feel safe to leave raw meat around for her to nibble and I don't have so much time to feed her whenever she wants to nibble. Also, one of my friends feeds raw and her cats start to show discolored fur, so I think I need to do more research and observation before I make up my mind for the final switch. Before that, I think home-made food can be a nice substitute.
  • Paula K-Paula K- New YorkMember Posts: 2,244
    edited 25 June, 2012
    I didn't mean to imply that you shouldn't home cook for your cat, but rather that you need to know what you're doing and make sure that their diet is completely balanced and nutritious. Cooked meat by itself isn't enough and grains and vegetables can be problematic. It's just important to be knowledgeable about what you're doing, that's all!
  • packers moverspackers movers Member Posts: 3
    edited 18 June, 2013
    Very useful information. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks
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