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Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1
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« on: September 22, 2008, 08:10:24 PM »

Tonight i was making my pudding one of the ing. in it is tofu i dropped some on the floor Rusty (my cat)  to ate it.So i got some more and gave it to him, and he ate it! I have tried to feed him chicken, carrots, peas, rice with hamburger and he ate very little of it yet he seems to like tofu go figure! What i am wondering is are there any recipes with tofu for cats? I know I've read something about it somewhere on this site, but didn't think this was something Rusty would be into. thank you, ankc60
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 08:48:50 PM »

ankc60,
     Tofu being a soy based food is probably not a good idea for Rusty.  Soy is a known allergen for cats.  Also, soy in a cat's diet can have a negative effect on serum thyroid level as described in this study.

     http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=15699665

Cats are absolute carnivores, and, as such, thrive best on meat protein as their primary diet.  Some cat foods may contain some soy, but it is best to try to avoid it, and certainly should not be the main protein source consumed. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 09:04:42 PM »

I wouldn't use it either from all the negative things I've heard, but Strombeck uses tofu in 2 of the 3 recipes for cats with liver problems in his book.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 09:33:51 PM »

Soy is 89% genetically modified so would not feed it to any of my pets because she doesn't need weed killer in her system IMO.
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Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 08:30:59 AM »

Alright thank you all so much was just curious. Since it's not good for him he won't get anymore, didn't give him but a tiny pinch because i didn't know.ankc60
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 07:59:06 PM »

anck that lil pinch won't do anything. You asked a question and we did our best to point out the different things about the tofu so you would be more informed. Knowledge is power to make your life and that of your pets much safer. We were not trying to tell you what to do at all-the ultimate decision is still up to the individual to make.

All of us are on here to help one another especially after all that has happened in the past.
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Angels Mama & Katy Mom Of 1
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 12:23:45 PM »

I appreciate your help wasn't getting upset, just was letting you know i didn't give him but a pinch because i was uninformed. thank you ankc
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 12:47:52 PM »

   There are home recipes for cats with struvite crystals that contain tofu. Seems as it helps Maintain a low urinary ph.  http://www.petsbynature.com/Articles/080707_StruviteCats.htm  If your kitty likes tofu I do not see the harm in feeding it to him. Lord knows there are worse things he could consume.  Wink
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catbird
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 12:53:40 PM »

I don't see any harm in letting your cat have an occasional snack of tofu, either, if he isn't allergic to it.  As Laurie said, there are far worse things--like a lot of cheap and not-so-cheap commercial cat foods and treats--that he could consume.
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