Itchmo Forums for Cats & Dogs Brought to you by Itchmo: Essential news, humor and info for cats, dogs and pet owners.
September 21, 2019, 04:16:30 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Go To Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.


Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Frozen raw food left out overnight  (Read 6329 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
mickey
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 327


« on: April 27, 2016, 06:58:15 AM »

A friend bought expensive frozen raw food and accidentally left it out overnight. She put it in the fridge as soon as she got up. My advice is to toss it, but she was wondering if she cooked it and fed to her cat if it would be ok. I said I would ask you smart people.


 Smiley
Logged
mikken
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 590


« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 07:10:20 AM »

I defrost things overnight all the time, no biggie. 

I wouldn't cook it if it has ground bone in it - could lead to some serious constipation issues. 

Is this a commercial product?
Logged
mickey
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 327


« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 01:34:53 PM »

It is RadCat brand venison.

I thought it could make you sick when things are thawed and then put back in the fridge?
Logged
lesliek
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 11116


Trooper,Remy & Fragile


« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2016, 05:28:21 PM »

It sounds like she left it out on the counter ? If it was in the fridge overnight it probably didn't totally defrost & could safely be refrozen . If it was at room temp overnight it's trash . I wouldn't even put it out for wild animals .
Logged

"the world's most inept extortionist"
mikken
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 590


« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 07:24:10 PM »

Was it defrosted when she left it out or was it frozen?  If she left it out overnight and it was frozen, then it was likely still cold enough to be safe.

If it was already defrosted and left out overnight, then no, I wouldn't feed it to cats.  Ground foods like Rad Cat tend to have higher bacteria counts than whole foods.

Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Copyright 2007 Itchmo.com: Read the latest cat, dog and pet news, pet food recall info, product reviews and more — updated daily.
Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines | Sitemap