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I'm sure most of you know this, but, got a warning in our little cat barb from CATS Medford ore today about storing wet cat food in the fridge. Most of us know not to put cans in the fridge with food in them. That's why tupperwear and other stuff exists. However I cleaned a guys house for him last week and his fridge had all sorts of canned food, open and he's eating the stuff. One word...Oxidation !! Food poisoning, if it's not good for us, it's sure not good for our masters...*cats)...the folks some people do raise !! Mike
post #2 of 14
Hummm had`nt realized that since can are no longer "TIN" cans , but made out of aluminum now.
Thanks for the info, Linda
post #3 of 14
Just out of curiousity (Oliver won't touch wet food, so it's not like this is really an issue for me personally) but is there a length of time the food would be ok in the can in the fridge? Say you kitty only eats half the can in the morning and half in the evening, so like 12 hours apart at most, would it still be dangerous to keep the half a can in the fridge? Like I said, I'm just curious... this is how it used to work with my neighbor's dog so I thought of it - half a can of mighty dog in her dry food in the morning and again at night, so they'd use the can covers and just keep the morning left overs in the fridge....
post #4 of 14
I can't imagine that is THAT bad. Certainly I wouln't keep cat food in there longer than a day or two. So far no ill effects from 12 hours of storage. Also, just about every place sells those covers- of course stores have been known to sell stuff bad for you. I wouldn't store human food in a can for very long either though.
post #5 of 14
I put 1/2 can in the fridge but again it is only for about 12 hours so I don't see a problem.
post #6 of 14
Solution: Get another cat. half a can for one, half a can for the other. No left overs!
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Arielrain
Solution: Get another cat. half a can for one, half a can for the other. No left overs!
What a purrrrrfect solution!
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by firebirdmagic
I'm sure most of you know this, but, got a warning in our little cat barb from CATS Medford ore today about storing wet cat food in the fridge. Most of us know not to put cans in the fridge with food in them. That's why tupperwear and other stuff exists. However I cleaned a guys house for him last week and his fridge had all sorts of canned food, open and he's eating the stuff. One word...Oxidation !! Food poisoning, if it's not good for us, it's sure not good for our masters...*cats)...the folks some people do raise !! Mike

I'm told that yes they are no longer tin, yet, coated with a filament like plastic, ergo not as deadly, however not smart, Yes guys, I do put the leftover in a tuper, yet, I don't feed my guys a half a can apiece, it's too much, and sits half the day in air..I givem a quarter can..(don't think the fancy small sized cats food is any better for them than the good stuff I buy and it's as if not more expensive) I believe in not over feeding them..however, they have grown to the point where I can leave dry out all day and it won't be finished off till the next morning, they eat easely, and don't gorge themselves. The wet is a special treat, and they have **CATDAR**Meaning if they were two blocks away they are rubbing my legs when I open (as silently as I can) a can of wet. Neither of my boys wants human food so they only bug me when I eat...just to bug me, they don't want the food, they just want to inspect my stuff to make sure I'm not eating theirs !! I feel like one of those waiters on a cruise ship..Always inspected..Mike Medford Ore
post #9 of 14
Sierra & Serenity's food comes immediately out of the can and into a tupperware container.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by firebirdmagic
don't think the fancy small sized cats food is any better for them than the good stuff I buy and it's as if not more expensive
I thought that, too, until I got some replies on a German forum to a query about why Jamie would only eat wet food packed in small cans. ZsaZsa is now also insisting on small cans. Since they're not fed together, it couldn't simply be a matter of her playing "copycat". One of the people responding works for a major international pet food producer, and he told me that my cats weren't imagining that the smaller cans were tastier. Apparently, wet cat food is heated after canning to destroy bacteria. The bigger the can, the longer the heating period, and thus the greater the chance of the food being less tasty.
post #11 of 14
Elmo gets fed out of a can and his food may be in the fridge for three or four days without a cover. Same with our canned food.
post #12 of 14
mine also prefer the small cans. i don't refridgerate food, cause the guys won't touch it after being refridgerate it...no matter how you reheat it, add warm water, etc. they KNOW.

i go through 4-5 3-oz cans a day. or pouches. they do get bigger cans sometimes, but only if i hit on a flavor they like...which they often change their mind on...(i have 12 cans or so of nutro indoor chicken, LOL, they decided it's icky after i bought a bunch)
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726
mine also prefer the small cans. i don't refridgerate food, cause the guys won't touch it after being refridgerate it...no matter how you reheat it, add warm water, etc. they KNOW.

i go through 4-5 3-oz cans a day. or pouches. they do get bigger cans sometimes, but only if i hit on a flavor they like...which they often change their mind on...(i have 12 cans or so of nutro indoor chicken, LOL, they decided it's icky after i bought a bunch)
My boys will not touch it after it has been in the :censor::censor::censor::censor: ...no matter what i do to it. I`ve put it on the counter to let it warm to room temp in an attempt to "fool" them....I`ve heated it on the stove (stinky!) and in the mic.....they will take one sniff and walk away from it!
I have 2 cats and still they won`t eat a whole can. Usually just over 1/2 between the 2 of them. Then I just throw the rest away. I sure wish they made my brand in tiny cans!
Linda
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
I sure wish they made my brand in tiny cans!
Linda
That's my constant complaint. I've emailed a couple of producers, and they usually reply that they have pouches, but Jamie won't eat the food in pouches. They seem to react more to requests for larger cans, which are fine if you have multiple cats that aren't too fussy, but not for those whose cats insist on "freshness".
I notice that I forgot to mention that the man who told me the food in smaller cans was tastier also stated that there were more vitamins, also due to the shorter heating times.
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