Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by ZombieGranny » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:13 am

I was trained in food service - a 3 gallon stewpot full of hot liquid is very hard to move.
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This is one of those situations where everyone's mind should have a splinter of thought saying "food" all the time, and each have several dump pouches to put anything that can be eaten.
Dog food by itself might not be good; but add the other stuff to it and it might not need to be "choked down", or at least followed by something to help take the taste out of the mouth if it is bad.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by Maeklos » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:34 pm

ZombieGranny wrote: This is one of those situations where everyone's mind should have a splinter of thought saying "food" all the time, and each have several dump pouches to put anything that can be eaten.
Dog food by itself might not be good; but add the other stuff to it and it might not need to be "choked down", or at least followed by something to help take the taste out of the mouth if it is bad.
This reminds me of shows like Chopped or Cutthroat Kitchen where the cooks have to use something like Spam or jerky and one of them goes, "Beef jerky? Who eats that stuff! It's so nasty." My first thought is usually along the lines of 'Wow, what kind of cook are you that you think <insert thing here> is nasty?' followed by 'Millions of people have and do eat it, and enjoy the hell out of it, you prissy, poncy moron.'

Food is food, and just like contestants on these shows you can make marvels out of mole butts if you get creative with it. Spices, seasonings, and dried herbs are always good things to have on hand. Mix a little dog food with rice, throw in some cayenne, oregano, smoked paprika, and season salt and you're good to go.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by Barnabus » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:28 am

Asymetryczna wrote:
ZombieGranny wrote:I have never understood why
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you say that like its a bad thing.... :awesome:
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by MasterMaker » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:23 pm

Maeklos wrote: This is why I pack a pair of heavy-duty rat traps. They work much better than snares and primitive trapping techniques, are almost endlessly reusable, and pretty lethal to anything the size of a squirrel on down. In my general experience, varmints (rats, mice, voles - even some types of squirrels in some places) can be hunted or trapped any time of the year and without a hunting or trapping license.
A rat trap will also work on virtually any bird up to an including turkey and geese, their necks are a whole lot more fragile than that of even the most anorexic rat, you can even use them to trap duck by attaching it to a plank of wood that is floated out on the water tethered to the shore.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by UncleMorgan » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:48 pm

I clearly remember back in the late Sixties when the Fed made all the producers of pet food clean up their acts. No more garbage & rotten food in the cans, etc.

The government made them start making pet food that could be eaten by humans without harm.

It wasn't just that rugrats would gobble up a few handfuls now and then. They weren't worried about little kids at all.

The real problem was that too many old people were winding up dead or in the hospital from eating canned pet food.

The reason they were doing that was that pet food was all they could afford on their Social Security.

It was getting into the news and giving the SSA a really bad rep.

Which they wholeheartedly deserved.

Talk to someone trying to live off just SS today: Things haven't changed much, except that now the meds are so expensive you can't even afford pet food on most days that end in "day".

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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by Zembecowicz » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:47 pm

I have willingly eaten hákarl (although I only ever plan to again if there isn't any other food), so I'm pretty sure I'd eat canned cat or dog food if I was hungry enough.

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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by Barnabus » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:56 pm

UncleMorgan wrote: The reason they were doing that was that pet food was all they could afford on their Social Security.
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I've never quite understood that. THe cheapest can dogfood is about the same price as store brand can spagetti, soup, veggies, and so on.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by BigDaddyTX » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:49 am

I worked at an animal shelter for a while when I was younger, and we had to make a slurry of different canned food for the puppies and kittens. Canned dog food tastes at best like pate, and at worst like Hormel beef stew. Seriously.

Cat food OTOH isn't particularly to my personal taste, but YMMV. It's more metallic and extra salty, plus usually has some sort of fish flavor which, while I love fish, I don't personally care for.

I've eaten dog biscuits for a snack before, they taste like really boring crackers.

Ultimately, no reason not to eat these things if you needed to.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by gundogs » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:11 am

A little hot sauce makes anything palatable

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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by PaulMann » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:48 am

I have actually tried cat food and it is quite all right...it needs maybe a pinch of salt and it would be even better. I am guessing the dog food can`t be much different. So, both! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by grumpyviking » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:42 am

cat and dog food the canned sort has to be prepared to the same standard as tinned human food, which isn't necessarily any sort of recommendation, add it to a big stewpot of anything else you might have acquired and it will pad it out a bit.
I might eat tinned dog food cold at a pinch in a survival situation, cat food tends to be a bit more sloppy, at least it did when we had a cat which was some time ago.
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Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Post by Zed Hunter » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:51 am

Fear TWD showed Stranz serving "cattle feed" pancakes. They just used lots of syrup.

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