TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care › room temp or refridge?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

room temp or refridge?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Our kittens love the canned food room temp.
When I open a can and have left over tho' I fridge them..

DO I have too if I know I am going to use it later in the day?

They so love the room warm food better than the just out of the fridge cold food.

I do not see any where on the can to fridge after opening (science diet)?
post #2 of 11
I always refrigerate the left overs, but sometimes before feeding it to them I put it in a microwave-safe dish and nuke it a few seconds "just to knock the chill off."
post #3 of 11
I have tin caps. I never refridgerate leftovers, I put them back in the cupboard with the cap on the can
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frogg View Post
I always refrigerate the left overs, but sometimes before feeding it to them I put it in a microwave-safe dish and nuke it a few seconds "just to knock the chill off."
I do the same.

I think of it this way. Would you be willing to eat a meat based product that has been sitting out without refrigeration for a few hours? I know that cats digestive tracts might be more hardy than ours, but I would still be cautious.
post #5 of 11
I nuke it too.. the kittens I'm bottlefeeding won't touch the cold canned food!!
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
I thought of the micro actually but as not sure..
no I would not eay meat that has sat out..good point-tho' I am a veg head so I do not eat it any way...LOL...

tin caps? hhmmm

I have the heavy duty plastic covers you can get in the store....
post #7 of 11
If I have leftover food (from the bigger cans) they are refridgerated with a cover/lid and then the next feeding the canned food is mixed with some hot water and stirred up to warm it back up.

Don't leave canned foods out to warm up on the counter.
post #8 of 11
Some of the brands actually do say on the label to refrigerate unused leftovers.

My Mellie can somehow tell when food has been microwaved and she doesn't like it that way, so I warm up the food by letting the can soak in a pan of hot water for about 20 minutes.
post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by sadieandziggy View Post
I have tin caps. I never refridgerate leftovers, I put them back in the cupboard with the cap on the can
I guess I'd have to wonder what's in the food that keeps it from going bad overnight.
post #10 of 11
I always put mine in the fridge.
Annabelle usually has a little hissy fit about it, but she will eat it out of the fridge.
Gracie and Elliott are such little pigs that they don't care if it's cold or not, the just gobble it right up!
post #11 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by coaster View Post
I guess I'd have to wonder what's in the food that keeps it from going bad overnight.
It's never left overnight. I feed breakfast lunch and dinner. The tins I use are really small so will do a small breakfast/lunch, then a whole one for dinner.

I currently have 4 kittens and an adult cat so don't have leftovers

I have to make Lola's food because she won't eat cat food. So I have the food for the day in the fridge and the rest of the bulk in the freezer. I mix the fridge stuff with a bit of hot water.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care › room temp or refridge?