r/cats Sep 28 '22 Wholesome 1

Tiny steak dinner for my kitty. Does anyone else make their cats unseasoned versions of whatever they’re eating as a treat? Cat Picture

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u/Extra-Act-801 Sep 28 '22

Only with fish. The parsley had me laughing though, I hope they appreciate it.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

She spit the parsley out and ate the rest with enthusiasm. At the end of the day I knew the garnish was for me, not her

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u/boiledpenny Sep 28 '22

Next time garnish with wheatgrass. It's also known as cat grass and they love it. And I love it because since my baby has it I don't have to clean up hairballs.

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u/vantreysta Sep 28 '22

I’ve never had to clean up hairballs, but since I’ve had it, I’ve had to regularly clean up cat-grass-balls.

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u/Beautiful-Accident27 Sep 29 '22

Finally, someone else who suffers from the grass-balls problem! My cats can't tolerate any fiber at all or else they throw it up, so if they do need something to help with constipation I usually give them a teeeeensy bit of probiotic supplement. Their vet says it's okay, and it has worked so far the few times they have ever been constipated.

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

I didn't realize it helped with hairballs? Cool. One of my furkids has hairball problems but hated the med treats and paste so far. That said, she also stole and ate a giant piece of romaine lettuce from my plate tonight (ignoring the sliced steak and hard boiled egg!). I gave her two more pieces and she ate those, too. So weird. Looks like I'm getting her some wheatgrass.

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u/JustOneTessa Sep 28 '22

Keep us updated if it works for your cat for their hairballs!

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u/Tayzerbeam Sep 28 '22

My guy is OBSESSED with cat grass! If I buy some he'll rip it out of the pot and eat it all at once... Which means he usually throws up lol. I have to find a spot that he can't get to! I even tried to plant it in a heavy pot and he still ripped it out.

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u/boiledpenny Sep 28 '22

One way I got around that was cutting off pieces and having my guy sit while I feed him the pieces but they like to eat the roots. I ended up using an 8-in wide pot that has feet on it.

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u/Tayzerbeam Sep 28 '22

I really want to get a wide, shallow pot that has so much grass he wouldn't feel the need to rip it. I also worry that I would do that I wake up to a white fluffy cat covered in soil and puke, and a table full of dirt.

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u/RebaKitten Sep 28 '22

Ugh, I always had to clean up slimy grass.

But she loved it!

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u/how_about_no_hellion Sep 28 '22

Wheat grass is good for us too. When I worked at Jamba Juice I would juice 1 or 2 oz shots which is equal to 2.2 - 4.4 lbs of veggies respectively.

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u/Extra-Act-801 Sep 28 '22

Garnish with catnip or mint for a different result.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Ooh will do! Thank you!

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u/dumpsztrbaby Sep 28 '22

Don't use mint, cats can't have mint

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u/ggdisney Sep 28 '22

Both catnip and catmint are types of mint that are safe to cats. Garden mint may cause gastrointestinal upset if too much is eaten. The essential oils specific to garden mint have also been known to relax the esophageal valve, making vomiting more likely in a cat who may already be ill.

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u/Judeknight89 Sep 28 '22

Yeah repeating what u/dumpsztrbaby said, don’t give them mint, it’s not the worst thing for them but still

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u/ggdisney Sep 28 '22

Both catnip and catmint are types of mint that are safe to cats. Garden mint may cause gastrointestinal upset if too much is eaten. The essential oils specific to garden mint have also been known to relax the esophageal valve, making vomiting more likely in a cat who may already be ill. What is your source that cat mint is not safe?

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u/Judeknight89 Sep 28 '22

I never said cat mint wasn’t safe, I’m aware cat mint is safe just saying to not feed your cats regular mint

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u/dumpsztrbaby Sep 28 '22

Mint is toxic to cats

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u/MightyTVIO Sep 28 '22

They did say a different result

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u/FrumiousShuckyDuck Sep 28 '22

Yeah don’t listen to Extra-Act. Mint is toxic to cats.

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u/FungadooFred Sep 28 '22

Isn't catnip also called cat mint though?

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u/PlasticBlitzen Sep 28 '22

No, catnip and catmint are two different species of Nepeta. I grow both. The neighborhood cats happily eat both.

They are talking about the genus Mentha being poisonous to cats, what we use in tea, with Juleps and in cooking. I have that in my garden, too. The cats stay away from it.

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u/SuperBottit Sep 28 '22

...and yet they're both in the Lamiaceae family so they're both mints.

Catnip is perfectly fine for cats

My cats were not interested in spearmint or peppermint nor did I want them to be.

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u/guramika Sep 28 '22

really? mine loves parsley, i had a pot with coriander and parsley by the window before we brought in our calico and she grazed it clean

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u/dutch1664 Sep 28 '22

Kale and spinach are my cats favourites. But only if you drop it by accident for some reason....

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u/EssieAmnesia Sep 28 '22

Not steak like this but sometimes my boy breaks into our butter dish. He’s brutal too. If we’ve weighed it down so he can’t open it he just pushes it off the table ;-; Luckily I’ve mostly trained him out of the habit, but every once in a while the butter boy strikes again.

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u/Yuri_Pulzeff Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

I know the pain. I woke up to a shattered ceramic butter dish all over the kitchen floor... She stepped in the butter too so I got to find oily kitty prints around too to clean up.

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u/Murphy-B Sep 28 '22

My butter dish is now kept inside the oven, along with their cat food and anything else that does not go in the fridge or fit in my cupboard. Although they also know how to open both my upper and lower cupboards. One of my cats grabbed a wrapped Kraft slice of cheese off my counter when I had to deal with a phone call. When I got back into the kitchen, the cheese was gone, and the plastic wrapper was on the floor, with no teeth marks or claw marks. I was actually impressed by the skill of that. Another cat reached quickly from under the table and grabbed a whole piece of fish off my plate and went running with it in his mouth. It’s not like they don’t get cat treats every single night.

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u/3ripebananas Sep 28 '22

Baby locks are your friend. I got a bunch to keep mine out of the cabinet with all the cleaning supplies and plastic bags. Thank goodness cats don’t have opposable thumbs 😩

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u/Murphy-B Sep 28 '22

My apartment cabinets don’t have handles or latches. I actually resorted to taping them shut at one time. Usually, one just pulls the cabinet slightly open and lets it slam to make noise. I am also very grateful that they do not have opposable thumbs!

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u/bootyycakes Sep 28 '22

omg i have a butter dish and this makes me so happy i'm adamant about no cats on my counters cause i left my bread out ONCE and never made that mistake again. couldn't imagine the butter mess 😩😂

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u/DontStartNothin Sep 28 '22

How does the no cats on the counter rule work for you cos it sure don’t work for me! Or any rule I try to apply to the cats for that matter

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u/bootyycakes Sep 28 '22

i spray them with water and have owned them since they were small bebes

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u/left-right-forward Sep 28 '22

This!! Our butter dish lives in the cupboard now, in unbreakable plastic. I'm sure she'll still find it someday

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u/jenjen82 Sep 28 '22

I'm glad mine isn't this desperate for butter lol. I used to find her on the counter, licking the butter frequently. Now it is in a sealed container to say the least. But on the occasion that I leave a stick out, she is right on it🤣

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u/hero_of_crafts Sep 28 '22

All y’all out here not refrigerating your butter… heathens.

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u/FuktInThePassword Sep 28 '22

...... But that makes it SPREADABLE!

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u/SuperBottit Sep 28 '22

I just take it straight from the cow's udder

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u/EssieAmnesia Sep 28 '22

How am I gonna spread cold butter??

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u/Armenian-heart4evr Sep 28 '22

You can't wait 1-2min. for a few pats to soften at room temp ???

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u/EssieAmnesia Sep 28 '22

I don’t wanna wait for butter, I want to spread it on my toast and eat it like a feral animal, as god intended

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u/Brandoffski Sep 28 '22

Yep! Had two broken ones through not securing them 😂

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u/AlanaTheGreat Sep 29 '22

My cat now has arthritis and can't jump up to the kitchen counter, but if anyone accidentally leaves something near enough for him to use as a step to get up, immediately goes to lick the butter. He could lick the entire stick if no one stops him

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u/analogwarrior Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Yes, every time i do beef or chicken, my cat will always get some of it (unseasoned of course).

Of course she already knows, so while i cook she's guarding the door and singing the song of her people.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Haha, how old is she? My kitten is just learning this. She didn’t know what chicken was two weeks ago, but now she tries to crawl up my legs whenever I’m cooking it

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u/analogwarrior Sep 28 '22

17 and still going strong. :7973:

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u/SL1MECORE American Shorthair Sep 28 '22

Oh my god good luck lol. Mine was a little monster when he was a kit-- he once bit through my fingernail while choking on chicken (long story, thank god he was ok)

They can be such GREMLINS for their favorite food lolol

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u/FuktInThePassword Sep 28 '22

Mine too! He literally paces the kitchen floor as I cook xD.

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u/Auntie_Venom American Shorthair Sep 28 '22

My Hudson knows to stand right next to me when I’m trimming beef or chicken prepping dinner… He gets little bite sized fresh treats. Then the others realize what’s going on and our dinner gets a bit smaller because I have to cut more treats!

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u/Infinite_Flatworm_44 Sep 28 '22

I call any red meat I give them tiger diet, they know those words, they also know chicken, tunachovy, salmon, amongst a bunch of other non food related words. I don’t make it as pretty as your’s though.

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u/KaptainKobold Sep 28 '22

One of ours knows the word 'tuna'. Unfortunately she also thinks the sound of any tin being opened is the prelude to tuna being available.

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u/salshouille Sep 28 '22

My cats think so as well. I usually show them the contents of the can, so they don't bother me too much. They're pretty disappointed with green beans.

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u/jingaling0 Sep 28 '22

this is not enough to satisfy mine... she just goes from a begging tone to a more demanding tone

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u/Murphy-B Sep 28 '22

Mine got all excited hearing me open a can of sauerkraut, so I let him sniff the contents after I opened it, thinking he would make that disgusted face all cats have. To my surprise, he sniffed it and was actually going to try it.

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u/Environmental_Top948 Sep 28 '22

May cat was a fan of kimchi. Luckily I caught them before they are alot because I'm sure something in kimchi is probably bad for them.

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u/hymie0 Sep 28 '22

We had a cat who was convinced that chicken was prepared on a cutting board, ergo the cutting board was always used to prepare chicken. Watching him essentially begging for broccoli was entertaining.

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u/stereotypicalweirdo Sep 28 '22

Your cat has a point though. You should have a different cutting board for preparing raw chicken to avoid cross-contamination of salmonella and what not

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u/Armenian-heart4evr Sep 28 '22

Just about to say this!

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u/fluffyrex Sep 28 '22

moww, moww, MOWW!

Yeah, they not stoopid.

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u/KaptainKobold Sep 28 '22

They are if they think a tin of baked beans is really tuna :)

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u/left-right-forward Sep 28 '22

Mine found something better than tuna: chunky potato bacon soup. I'll wash out the can before recycling it and she'll still find it in the bin and shove her face inside to lick up every last molecule.

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u/johnnyrockets753 Sep 28 '22

I don't understand my little girl won't eat Tuna. I ran out of wet food yesterday and tried to substitute some tuna and she was hangry.

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u/HelpWithDtuffplz Sep 28 '22

Mine is the whipped cream can, after a few squirts she comes every time I open the fridge.

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u/Ok-Meat-6476 Sep 28 '22

Kiki knows the words “poopy butt” means bath time. The look of panic when I inquire after her poopy butt…

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u/Infinity3101 Sep 28 '22

Wow, I love how you decorated the plate. Your kitty is very lucky to have such a kind and caring human.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Aw, thank you! That’s so sweet

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u/dingwyf Sep 28 '22

Whenever I make fish, chicken, or turkey, my cats get their own unseasoned serving.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Is steak not good for them? Honest question, I’ve only had her a little while

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

Small bits raw like you did is great. Just not too frequently. Pork isn't very good for them, but other meats are okay.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Thank you! It wasn’t totally raw, cooked medium with the edges cut off. But yeah just a little bit.

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

I saw you comment that further down. It's cool, and raw is okay, too. Especially for treats. Bulk of their nutrition should come from a cat diet (wet food, raw cat diet, some kibble, etc.) to make sure they get the right vitamins. I haven't tried beef on my kittens yet (haven't cooked it much lately, though did a steak tonight) but they love some fishes, shrimps and chicken treats. Though tonight my girl cat happily ate romaine lettuce (one piece stolen, two pieces given to her). The weirdo.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Romaine lettuce? Haha, I’d like to see if mine would go for that. She does eat a diet of mostly wet food and kibble for kittens. However I live to spoil her, and the next time we take her to the vet I want to ask about supplements and/or vitamins that would make it possible for me to make all of her food myself.

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u/Wurmlein Sep 28 '22

Haha, I have a weird cat who likes to chow down on raw spaghetti, pizza crust/bread, and even overly sweet things like cake!! I avoid giving these to my cats, of course, but I can't tell you how many pizza crusts my little goblin has stolen 😂

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u/Armenian-heart4evr Sep 28 '22

Mine will STEAL and ATTACK any part of an accessible pizza !!!😺😸😹😻

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u/Allfunandgaymes Sep 28 '22

Not inherently. But cow meat is not a normal part of a cat's ancestral diet - their prey includes small vermin and birds - and beef is more fatty than birds or mice.

Feed them the leanest pieces you can find, if you give them steak. Too much fat and gristle will give them diarrhea.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Thank you for such informative advice :)

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u/OSCgal Sep 28 '22

Some cats don't handle steak well. My older cat can't have beef or pork. The other one can eat them fine.

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u/ImpossibleSquish Sep 28 '22

These little aesthetic raw food dishes are so cute and I wish I could do this with my cat, but the ONLY two things she'll eat are fancy feast cat food, and chickpeas

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

You can make that aesthetic, I’m already thinking of ideas

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u/ImpossibleSquish Sep 28 '22

What would you suggest?

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Make some of the chickpeas into a sauce so you can do that fancy spread they always do on the side of dishes, with the fancy feast pressed into a small circular bowl and then plopped on top of the sauce. Tip with roughly chopped chickpeas

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u/expertdogsnuggler Sep 28 '22 Helpful

You are an adorable person and I hope for nothing but good things for you and your KitKat!

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u/ImpossibleSquish Sep 28 '22

Ooh! Good idea 😊

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u/andrealessi Sep 28 '22

My cat doesn't usually like human food, but he's a fan of the fried chicken from the greasy bakery around the corner, so I'll get that once a week for a treat for the both of us.

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

Lol, I do the same every other week (my local Safeway makes excellent fried chicken). They now understand when I tell them "chicken treats tonight!" when I leave for work. My welcome home on those evenings is EPIC.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

My cat just discovered that she likes human food, she would go crazy for fried chicken!

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u/RebaKitten Sep 28 '22

My girl loves the roast chicken from the grocery store. White meat only, no skin.

She’s 18, hyperthyroid, and the vet says give her whatever she wants.

She wants the chicken! 🐓

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u/Buckykattlove Sep 29 '22

Ah. She must feel very loved.

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u/ApprehensiveStep875 European Shorthair Sep 28 '22

i dont think giving your cat fried chicken is good because it contains lots of fat

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u/HelpWithDtuffplz Sep 28 '22

I don’t think homie is getting a full half chicken meal with fries

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u/andrealessi Sep 28 '22

It's definitely not good as anything other than a treat, so he only gets one small piece (about the size of my little toe) and that's all. He's on a pretty strict diet most of the time because he has had bladder crystals, so I'm careful with giving him anything that might make him sick.

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u/TooMuchPerfume100 Sep 28 '22

I don't know why you've been down voted. You're absolutely right.

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u/KaptainKobold Sep 28 '22

We don't because it's a point of honour with them never to accept anything that's freely given. It must be scrounged!

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u/InadmissibleHug Sep 28 '22

I have four cats. The tradition in my house is really only the oldies get what they want. The young cats can just wait their turn.

The last cat I lost really took it to the next level. He was particularly fond of Nando’s chicken. If he was feeling bad, didn’t want to eat- a bit of low spice Portuguese chicken would get him back in the game.

He was also fond of steak in particular. As his jaw cancer progressed, my husband would cut it smaller and smaller for him.

My youngest cat now doesn’t even like the idea of people food, it’s the weirdest thing. I always joke that he’s just too polite.

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u/LittleForce4653 Sep 28 '22

They somehow hate the chicken I make for them - I just put it in the air fryer and they don’t like it

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u/wishthane Sep 28 '22

I think most cats prefer boiled.

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u/FormerOTNC Sep 28 '22

This is a superpower, enjoy it. Every cat I've met would trade me in for an ounce of chicken

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u/Armenian-heart4evr Sep 28 '22

Mine is picky about chicken, but turkey he HOOVERS !!!!!😆😅🤣😂😻 i just don't get it !!!

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u/CrazyCatLady9777 Sep 28 '22

Just give it to them raw

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u/ItsAlwaysSunny1992 Sep 28 '22

That is amazing. Your kitty is so lucky to have an awesome owner such as yourself!

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Thank you! I’m lucky to have such an awesome cat I think

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u/KayBear0620 Sep 28 '22

No… but my cats would sometimes make a mad dash at your plate & end up with exactly what you were having. We use to give them shreds of whatever we were cooking & then it was a full blown battle while we tried to correct it. You basically had to eat hunched over your plate & pray the skies didn’t open up to rain down kitty terror upon you. Good times.

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u/Isicium Sep 28 '22

too cute! does she eat the greens too or is it just decoration?

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

I wish I could post the video as a reply. She smelled it, got excited, and got the parsley in her first bite. It was immediately banished to the side and she started nomming on steak

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u/JayWink49 Sep 28 '22

Oooh, do you have video? You could post it separately and put a link here!

*hopinghopinghoping

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u/Isicium Sep 28 '22

haha so cute!!

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u/SeanRodrieguez Sep 28 '22

Our oldest cat is a rescue my wife got before we met called Bruno or his other name "Honky Chonker".

He understands the word "ham" and will stand on his hind legs and wave his front paws at you to feed him slices.

He is also partial to steak when we have it. Medium Rare or below only though, he is a fancy Chonk.

(Note: He isn't Chonky anymore, he was when I met him and the name stuck. I now also like to call him "Before and After Cat")

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u/JayWink49 Sep 28 '22

Please pay the Cat Tax! Special assessment: before and after chonk-ness :)))

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u/MakeRoomForTheTuna Sep 28 '22

Yes. In fact, she’ll come watch my in the kitchen whenever I’m cutting meat. She doesn’t always eat everything I offer, but she always wants to know what it is

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u/AngoraVan Sep 28 '22

So cute, but is raw meat safe to feed to a pet? May contain parasites.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

I cooked it up to temp with a probe! It’s a good question, which I couldn’t find a solid answer to, so I cooked it.

Edit: to add, I cut all the edges off cause I wasn’t sure if there might be some leftover seasonings in my pan, which is why it looks raw. But the whole thing got to 140 F

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

Raw is fine. Previously frozen raw, even better. Slightly cooked is good. Don't feed pork. Cats have obligate carnivore digestive acids.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Thank you!

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u/Cylius Sep 28 '22

Its beef, you can eat raw beef, its called tartar

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u/raspberry_thyme Sep 28 '22

It’s even a good thing. Cats digestive system is highly optimized to process raw meat. While of course we want to avoid parasites, cats benefit from the micronutrients in the raw meat.

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u/kkell806 Sep 28 '22

Not only is it good for them, it's ideal! Cats would be better off if everyone had the time/money to feed them a 100% raw meat diet. In that vein, the rice is completely unnecessary. It's a cheap filler used by cheap food companies. Cats don't need carbs.

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u/Status_Sound_9655 Sep 28 '22

That's cute but my pussy just helps herself sometimes paws right in my plate and runs away but when I'm eating rits crackers or vanilla cookies she goes crazy for it

Oh and as a chef excellent plating and the color of meat is so vibrant and good touch on the green leaf for garnish This dish deserves a 5 star bam

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

My baby was only six weeks old, now about two months I think. I felt bad about her being adopted out at that age, but I knew it was either me taking her or someone else. And thank you for the compliments!! Cooking is my all time ultimate favorite hobby

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u/The_muffinfluffin Sep 28 '22

Can you share a pic of your girl?

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u/AccountGotBanned25 Sep 28 '22

“But my pussy helps herself” please just say cat 💀

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u/WhereTheLambZoz Sep 28 '22

That... wasnt intentional right?

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u/Status_Sound_9655 Sep 28 '22

Being sarcastic god where are peoples sense of humor these days

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u/lawtalkingguy23 Sep 28 '22

My cats usually plays with it like a ball and it gets messy

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u/SL1MECORE American Shorthair Sep 28 '22

I haven't plated one this pretty but yes, he does get a lil unseasoned snacky snack if what I'm eating is safe for him:) he wouldn't touch rice though. He's a cream cheese boi

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

Can’t blame him, so am I

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u/FamilyGuyFan-729 Sep 28 '22

I tried a few times with fish but my boys don’t really eat people food anymore. When they were kittens they would try things, now they pretty much ignore any food that isn’t theirs! 😺

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u/Luvoldcrap Sep 28 '22

Awww, this is SO cute. Love the plating.

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u/Sky-Dear Sep 29 '22

I dont want to see this in my phone reddit cat calendar

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u/PatchworkFlames Sep 28 '22

No. I can’t even get him to eat cat treats anyway, so I don’t test the water with people food.

Also, it’s healthier for the cat without the rice. Cats need something close to a 90% meat diet.

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u/AylaKittyCat Sep 28 '22

Every now and again is fine, as long as it's not a daily thing. It's high in fibre so can even aid in digestion if your kitty has diarrhea!

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u/Any_Scientist_7552 Sep 28 '22

This! And raw pumpkin or squash is great for constipation and other issues.

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u/Otherwise-Topic-1791 Sep 28 '22

We have a cat that Demands raw hamburger. Won't often eat it cooked, but I'm given a horribly scratched leg if raw is not handed over.

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u/GenericWoman12345 American Shorthair Sep 28 '22

No! But I should start!

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u/Khalarin Sep 28 '22

My outdoor trio love raw chicken... but steak has to be cooked... med-rare and finished with a little butter... else they won't touch it 🤣🤣🤣

11 years ago when I found them on the streets of Bristol they'd have just eaten it raw lmao... Sometimes being a chef doesn't always help lol

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u/WilsonCarefree Sep 28 '22

Mine likes nice ham, or if we have Chinese we get duck for the 3 of us

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u/applicable_elixir Sep 28 '22

Used to share blueberries with my old man Jake, but once in a great while I'd make him an unseasoned scrambled egg.

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Last night I found out my cat really likes elbow macaroni.

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u/frozentundra32 Sep 28 '22

I stopped seasoning my roast chicken and just coating it in butter so my cats can have some. (I use it for pot pies and soup so it's not a crazy sacrifice).

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u/Sopranohh Sep 28 '22

The tiny garnish makes me so happy! Have you considered becoming a cat chef?

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u/Infamous-Poem-4980 Sep 28 '22

Our first cat, Rocky, loved canned mushrooms....i mean he was crazy for them. He could somehow tell the difference in the sound a mushroom can makes being opened from everything else.

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u/Thijs_NLD Sep 28 '22

Nope. Just kibble and 1 pack of wetfood divided between the three of them.

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u/CastleButterfly13 Maine Coon Sep 28 '22

My cat won't eat anything besides her food and a VERY specific kind of treat that they no longer make so I have to do a DIY treat mix, put it in an old bag from the discontinued treats, and she's learned to deal with it.

I tried putting it in a container (no treat bag) and she wouldn't eat them.

She will lick the seasoning off any type of chip or anything though.

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u/mks113 Sep 28 '22

My daughter decided our cat needed better presentation a while ago.

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u/bostonkittycat Sep 28 '22

Very gourmet with nice plating. I do the same and keep an unseasoned version for my guys as a treat.

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u/EvlMidgt Sep 28 '22

We do on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We make a little mini plate for the furbaby

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u/5ManaAndADream Sep 28 '22

I made my brothers fish for their birthday

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u/phall8977 Sep 28 '22

My car is so picky he would not eat that. He's the only cat I've ever owned that would not eat raw meat. I only just in the last year found a wet food he will eat and then he only wants the fish flavors not chicken or beef.

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u/smkestcklghtn Sep 28 '22

Cost you $150 in Mew York

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u/maggie081670 Sep 28 '22

No but I regularly share a little of whatever meat I'm having. She wouldn't eat the rice anyway. I try to avoid seasonings too since in my house that almost always includes garlic.

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u/Hot-Cheesecake-7483 Sep 28 '22

Nope. I don't feed my cats anything but their cat food. It keeps them from stealing my food, I can leave it unattended and they won't touch it. And it may make them sick depending on what it is. Too many people feed their cats table scraps then get mad when their cats are puking and have diarrhea. Or have to fight their cats for their own dinner.

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u/jar0daily Sep 28 '22

I do this when im bored i sometimes plate their food lmao

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u/WatchingInSilence Sep 28 '22

I do. When I'm cooking meat on the stove, my cat will rub up against me because she knows I'll give her some before I add any seasonings.

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u/motherof_geckos Sep 28 '22

Oh we tried! Our boy only really likes cheese and fish, the bastard had a bit of filet steak made for him and he turned it away

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

So ungrateful! Haha some cats are picky though, it’s a thing. I ended up with a lil piggy though. I found her fully inside of a bag of chips the other day

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u/motherof_geckos Sep 28 '22

Crikey! I think the kitten would eat a lot, though not as indiscriminately as a dog might, but yeah our boy is a diva! His favourite is feta! I think kitten would go through crisps quite easily…

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u/Sage--Fox Sep 28 '22

Well I never have, but I will now! omg the parsley!!!

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u/rainbowkandy Sep 28 '22

That looks incredible for a kitty! I wish I could but my cat is so picky it's ridiculous. 😹 Appearance I would rate that dish a 10/10! 💯

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u/morbid_n_creepifying Sep 28 '22

My cats will climb up my legs for moose meat. I'll always share, but I don't make up a plate. I just cut off tiny slivers and lay them to the side while I'm prepping supper and give it to them a bit at a time usually as a reward for tricks (standing up, lying down)

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u/Double-Field-4086 Sep 28 '22

My cats will go mental anytime I take ham out the fridge !

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Not like that but my outdoor/indoor cat knows when we prepare food, and no matter where he is, he comes home for lunch as we always give him his own pieces of meat. He’s ALWAYS on time for his treat. Always. I mean like I get really worried if he doesn’t show up (which happens like next to never)

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u/leaf_catcher_cat Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

My cat seems to dislike any food that is not her favourite cat food brand. Maybe the only exception is cooked chicken. Any other food we give her, even tuna and other freshly cooked fish, she just sniffs it and walks away. Any advice how I can get her to eat real fresh meat/food?

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u/yourpaljax Sep 28 '22

I make my cat’s food, but it’s definitely yummy enough that I could eat it. Haha. Chicken, liver, quash and rice.

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u/MK_111 Sep 28 '22

"that'll be 25 dead pidgeons sir"

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u/Aragona36 Sep 28 '22

No, my vet was adamant that I not feed raw meat so I personally wouldn't serve that; however, I would slip a piece or two of my cooked steak to my cats.

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

I cooked it to medium/140 f and then cut off all the edges in case there were seasonings left in pan, which is why it looks raw.

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u/simplsurvival Sep 28 '22

Yes, I even have a tiny cast iron pan for little kitty sized portions of fish or chicken

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u/infinitebeep Sep 28 '22

I do it for my rats!

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u/imanpearl Sep 28 '22

I would love to see that!

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u/Acceptable-Double-53 Sep 28 '22

I always put some chicken aside when I make a curry, my cat LOVES when I do it !

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u/TheJelliestOfBeans Sep 28 '22

If im making Tuna something, she gets to lick the can. If im making fish and had to remove the skin, I cut it a lil thick so I can "clean" the skin and give her the bits. Usually just big enough for a treat, not a whole meal.

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u/Turbulent_Ad7360 Sep 29 '22

I make my cat tiny meals every birthday. One year it was "sushi" with cooked salmon and rice, another year tiny pancakes and mini egg, last year it was tiny chicken tacos. His bday is next week and I haven't thought up this year's meal....

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u/Hawaii96795 Sep 29 '22

i seriously just gave my dog and one of my cats some lamb i was cooking … just a min ago. creepy how reddit knows all.

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u/ranbootookmygender Sep 29 '22

i do this for my cat whenever I cook scrambled eggs, I cook them together initially but separate some when I go to add salt and pepper. I also add extra cheese for her lol

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u/ResistSalty Sep 29 '22

My kitty, Sir Monday Funday of the Five Acres, is completely obsessed with chicken and blueberry belvita bars. Whatever protein we are having for dinner, he always gets a bland/warmish version of what we are having.
Two days ago I had the absolute audacity to serve Sir Monday cold chicken out of the fridge......I put in his bowl and I swear to God, he ran to his bowl, took a bite, turned to give me the most horrendous/angry/entitled dirty looks that would put a 14 year old girl at the mall with her all her fellow cool kid friends to impressive shame. I quickly grabbed the chicken, warmed it up under hot water, rinsed off all other seasoning and put it back in his bowl.
Now he has found it in his heart to both forgive and forget the horrible injustice that was inflicted upon him.

We are having chicken again for dinner tonight.

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u/poppasquatz Sep 29 '22

I’ve tried with wild caught salmon. It wasn’t worthy 😭😭😭

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u/gabbyspapadaddy Sep 28 '22

Mmmm bacteria

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u/kiwilovenick Sep 28 '22

As a vegetarian, no and my cats aren't even sad about it!

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u/The_Spyre Sep 28 '22

As obligate carnivores, cats primarily eat protein. Raw meat is fine as long as you know it isn't contaminated in some way (Salmonella from raw chicken for instance). I would not garnish it with anything though because whatever else you place on the plate will likely not provide them with any nutritional benefit and might make them shy away from the initial offering.

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u/Extra-Act-801 Sep 28 '22

My cat gets as excited by peas as he does by tuna. And NOTHING I put on the plate is going to going to make him "shy away" from tuna.

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u/sterfri99 Sep 28 '22

What was the purpose of this comment? OP already said the cat devoured everything but the leaf.

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u/The_Spyre Sep 28 '22

The purpose was to explain to people why that is so and to help them when feeding their own fuzzy nuggets. I've had 12 cats over 50 years so I thought this might be helpful.

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u/Hoboforeternity Sep 28 '22

Sometimes when i am cooking chicken, i would cook bits of chicken in plain olive oil, they love it as treats. Sometimes fish. Never tried it with red meat because i heard its bad for cats (not the best thing to eat for humans too, but w/e)

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u/HempHehe Sep 28 '22

I would but mine hates people food

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u/Brandoffski Sep 28 '22

That’s a great idea!

Though one of mine would definitely love fajita wraps on the side, steaks them every time!

Or even worse a piece of garlic bread to lick, which is a strict no no 😂

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u/Excellent-Tea-4044 Sep 28 '22

That's sooo adorable 😍

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u/50DollarTech Sep 28 '22

Neither of my cats will eat any human food.

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u/FraggleChop Sep 28 '22

My cat, Mabon adores chicken and rice, he had it first after he was neutered. Ever since he's had it after vet trips, on birthdays and christmases and he adores it

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u/dabomm Sep 28 '22

No. Mine only gets his catfood otherwise he will scavenge everytime i eat

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u/noodle_soupx Sep 28 '22

stop this is so cute

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u/Brock_Savage Sep 28 '22

Chicken thighs and tuna.