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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
According to a cat care manual that I have, you need to set aside a can opener, fork, spoon and knife specially for serving your cat's food. All equipment must be washed after each use and be stored in a seperate plastic box. (what???) Would this be for your's or your cat's benefit?? Do you really want to be feeding your cat something that required its own special quarantined spoon?? And does the cat even notice and/or care that "their" utensils get special treatment?? Geeze. When I feed Kiwi in the morning I just grab a spoon from the drawer, and wash it with the dishes. No special spoon for Kiwi.
post #2 of 13
Are you serious - what book is this???? I never have a "certain" spoon that I feed them from - it goes into the rest of the dishes to be washed.

I can see maybe the can opener thing as how often do people really clean the can opener around the cutting edges? Most of the cat food cans now have pop lids and no can opener is needed
post #3 of 13
We got special saucers for their wet food, but just because we're kind of short on those. And I use some of our "stamped out of tin foil in China" silverware to dish it up.

I'd like to see the reasoning behind that whole thing, myself.
post #4 of 13
Our cats have the following

Own plastic double feeding dishes and dried food dispenser
own plastic cat food fork , *the only reason i got this is because its really funky and has a cat head on it lmfao

Thats it , there food has ringpull so no need for the opener if it did require the opener it would be open by ours lol!

Some people are just way OVER THE TOP

Jess x
post #5 of 13
Junior,

I'd switch the plastic bowls for ceramic or stainless steel. Plastic is harder to keep clean (the food gets into tiny cracks, etc.) and many cats develop feline acne from eating out of plastic bowls.

I hate those double dishes too
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Crazy eh? I was shaking my head as I read that section. The book is called "The Complete Cat Care Manual" (they should have called it "The Excessive Cat Care Manual) I can't understand the reasoning behind it either.
post #7 of 13
My cats eat off my Royal Daulton dishes
post #8 of 13
We do at the shelter despite everything going through the sanitizer but then each of the employees / volunteers there enough to have forks etc have brought their own that stay in the 'people kitchen' rather than the cat kitchen or dog kitchen.

But at home, nope and I have been known to let them lick my plate on occasion too!
post #9 of 13
well, first of all, my cans have pop-tops, so i don't need a can opener.
secondly, i use disposable flatware, so i just toss the spoon when i'm done.
third - i wash their dishes [with mine! oh, the horror! ] in the dishwasher.
these directions made me think about a former landlady i had once - she didn't wash undies w/dishtowels she also put lysol in in washing in addition to the detergent.
some people are WAAAAAY too germaphobic!
post #10 of 13
Maybe the cat is Kosher?
post #11 of 13
What?! We never had separate spoons, forks, etc for the cat food. Rob and I dont give our kitties wet food except for special occasions, but with my kitties in NC we never used separate stuff. My mom just throws the silverware into the dishwasher with everything else. She does use small plates for them, which we rarely use for eating, but those get tossed in the dishwasher too.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
[size=3][font=Trebuchet MS]...she didn't wash undies w/dishtowels she also put lysol in in washing in addition to the detergent.
Uhoh. So do I! But I don't apologize for it -- these days, with flesh-eating bacteria and SARS and MRSA and who knows what, I don't think there's any such thing as too germophobic!

I admit, though, that I've always been this way... the times have just caught up and made me a little less weird...
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
We do at the shelter despite everything going through the sanitizer but then each of the employees / volunteers there enough to have forks etc have brought their own that stay in the 'people kitchen' rather than the cat kitchen or dog kitchen.

But at home, nope and I have been known to let them lick my plate on occasion too!
does each cat and dog have their own? I could understand it at a shelter, but my that must be alot...and what happens after they are adpoted?
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