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    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 16th Nov 10, 9:23 PM
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    • 16th Nov 10, 9:23 PM
    If the cat licked it and then didn't eat it, the meat is off. Bin it and give the puss some fresh Kit-e-Kat
    • bluebeary
    • By bluebeary 16th Nov 10, 9:37 PM
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    • 16th Nov 10, 9:37 PM
    If the cat licked it and then didn't eat it, the meat is off. Bin it and give the puss some fresh Kit-e-Kat
    Originally posted by scotsbob
    are you mad ?

    what percentage of meat is in kit e kat anyway, do they still make it ?

    i wouldnt touch most of the well known brands with a barge pole, feline fayre or hi life only, its all about meat percentage and wether its a complete cat food or not

    but more seriously, cats are meticulously clean animals, i would use your own judgement and not leave food out for cat to lick in future, also, dont let the cat on the work tops anyway ?

    my cat knows his not allowed on the work tops, you need to show the cat whos boss basically
    • Essex Toppy
    • By Essex Toppy 16th Nov 10, 9:52 PM
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    The cat has only licked the exposed sides of the meat. If you trimmed away a thin slice all round, then the meat below would be absolutely uncontaminated. But if your cat is regularly treated for worms (as it should be for the animal's own wellbeing) then you should have little to worry about.
  • Creosote
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    • 16th Nov 10, 10:46 PM
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    • 16th Nov 10, 10:46 PM
    Cat has licked our food, should we eat it?
    Originally posted by MSE Penelope


    No, I would never eat the cat.
    • scoobydoobydoo
    • By scoobydoobydoo 16th Nov 10, 11:05 PM
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    No, I would never eat the cat.
    Originally posted by Creosote
    Very good advice there, there is very little nutritional value in feline meat.

    As for the lamb, make sure that you cut your pieces from the inner area of the meat that cant have been touched and it will be fine. Then make sure you dont leave meat out where the animal can reach it.

    Cat care 101 surely?!
  • chrishayton
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    • 16th Nov 10, 11:10 PM
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    • 16th Nov 10, 11:10 PM
    Why does anyone ever let a cat in the kitchen. Have seen this on progs like Come Dine With Me. Minging!
    • jazimews
    • By jazimews 16th Nov 10, 11:21 PM
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    There's more germs in a humans mouth than a cats, so the cat should worry if you licked the meat and then offered it to him!!!! Don't know what the fuss is about, just eat the meat, cat germs are not that bad!
  • bogwart
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    • 16th Nov 10, 11:22 PM
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    • 16th Nov 10, 11:22 PM
    No problem. Chuck the lamb, then cook the cat.
    • Digdug
    • By Digdug 16th Nov 10, 11:33 PM
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    are you mad ?
    my cat knows his not allowed on the work tops, you need to show the cat whos boss basically
    Originally posted by bluebeary
    We show our cat everyday who's boss with regards to jumping on the kitchen worktop, unfortunately the second you go out of the door she's back up there again!

    Unfortunately with cats there's only one answer to the issue of who's boss - and it's the cats!
    • Digdug
    • By Digdug 16th Nov 10, 11:41 PM
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    In answer to the q, let OH go without and eat the lovely lamb yourself. Trim the edges off if the thought of the cat licking the meat makes you squeamish, though surely there can't be that much harm in cat saliva, I'd guess the problem is more in instinctive human aversions to animal saliva than an actual health danger.
    • jamespir
    • By jamespir 16th Nov 10, 11:48 PM
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    if cut round it and if there wasnt enough i cook the cat too
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    • pennypinchUK
    • By pennypinchUK 16th Nov 10, 11:50 PM
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    Your first mistake was telling your other half! If you're so worried, why not just cut off the bit that the cat licked. Truth is, though, there are airborne germs all around us. It's not just what's been on a cat's tongue.

    Our double standards regarding hygiene always produce a wry smile from me. I mean, we have food inspectors visiting every eating establishment in the country, but none coming in to our kitchens at home. But it's in domestic kitchens where the vast majority of food poisoning occurs. And don't get me on to the old chestnut (true) about the shockingly high percentage of men who don't wash their hands after going to the toilet. Who wants to eat those peanuts in a dish at the bar, or even a buffet now?!

    In the end, it's all about a sense of balance, and common sense.
    • juliamarsh
    • By juliamarsh 17th Nov 10, 12:12 AM
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    Our micropig chomped his way through half of the tuna steak I had bought for my dinner and I still cooked and ate what was left of it and came to no harm at all! And I cannot be worrying about what might be lurking on peanuts at the bar - I have guzzled those all my life and again never come to any harm. I never get ill from anything I eat and I firmly believe being exposed to the odd bug just strengthens one's immune system. So enjoy that joint of lamb, and if the other half won't eat it then all the more for you!!
    • moneysavingkitten
    • By moneysavingkitten 17th Nov 10, 12:23 AM
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    I would eat it. If I was feeding it to someone else, I would cut the edge off. I am in agreement that you are more likely to give the cat something if you licked it food, than the cat giving you something (unless you have a phobia of cleaning your cat litter tray, then you deserve what you get!).
    So so SO tired of being ripped off, and mislead
    Hope sharing saves some pain.
  • valk_scot
    Our cat licked my DD's birthday cake two hours before her party. (It was in a firmly shut cupboard but the cat got in anyway.) I shoved a few more decorations on that side and made sure none of the party guests ate that bit. When I came back to scrape the icing off that side I discovered my OH had eaten most of it. I never told him about the cat and he's still alive so....

    The cat was sick in the bedroom during the party btw. It wasn't a great day.
    Val.
  • Vie
    Just one of the Family
    One Christmas our two cats jumped onto the kitchen counter and ate a 3rd of the turkey Mum had cooked. She cut away part of where they ate and said, 'Well, they are members of the family and it would be wrong to not share the food'. So we ate it. Tasted good and everyone, including the cats, were happy. Go ahead and eat it!
  • janaltus
    Like most dogs and cats, my cat frequently cleans his bum with a good licking, so I see no reason why he shouldn't be as capable of carrying and passing on cryptosporidium as any other mammals in my household that adopts similar behaviour (and I'm not pointing any fingers here!) Eating the licked and infected meat might lead to nothing worse than a mild case of diarrhea in healthy people with intact immune systems.

    However, immunocompromised people (HIV+/AIDS), as well as very young or very old people, can develop a severe form of cryptosporidiosis; which could prove fatal.

    Likewise toxoplasmosis (from cats) can give you not only severe diarrhea, but also brain infections, which can be fatal.

    Ordinarily I would not worry and I'd eat the meat but as I am currently on a course of medication which (temporarily) compromises my immune system, I'd have to avoid the bit he'd licked.

    If it happens again and you are certain your OH is in good health, keep quiet and enjoy!

    If it happens a third time, consider revenge http://www.pictures-of-cats.org/how-to-cook-a-cat.html!
  • gnasher328
    Just give it a rinse and pop it back in the oven to finish off anything lurking - after all it was more dangerous before you cooked it anyway.
    Gnasher
  • wattapain
    kill the cat!!
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