I put out some ground beef out to thaw for dinner and I put a hole in it so that I could feel if it was done thawing out or not, and sence it wasn't I walked off from it for a while. BUT when I walked back into the kitchen my cat was eating it!! I threw the meat away and when I looked back, she was lickin up the bloody water!!!!!!!!
NEVER thaw meat in hot water (ooh, the bacteria that can develop and thrive in a warm, wet place with good things to eat!). Use COLD WATER if you're in a hurry, but it's always best to thaw in the fridge. If you do thaw in cold water, be sure to change the water frequently.
***Edited By: gbroxon on 3/11/2006 10:06:32 PM*** Reason: sp
yep kitty will be just fine . i give 1 of my cats and 2 of the dogs pieces of raw chop meat whenever i am making it for our dinner .. they love it . so much so that the package of chopmeat i left out to thaw the other day both dogs took off the counter and munched on it while frozen or partially still frozen .... dont know for sure as i wasnt home ..... GRRRR !!!
The thing about dogs being mean after eating raw meat is because of the blood. Something about once theytaste it they crave it. My friend lives by that.
I have also herd if your dog eats a pig (like a dead pig from a farm) they will crave it and kill any pig it sees.
I have knowen people to kill there dogs because there pig had babys and one died so they put it in the trash and the dog was cought eating it. So instead of risking all the other baby pigs from being killed by a dog that will now crave pig they shoot it. Though the same people wil lgive them pork chops raw and cooked and think nothing of it
Duke our pittbull was attacked and flogged by one of our angry roosters and out of self defence he mauled it and killed it. Duke was actully quite proud of himself afterwards. But he's never killed any more of our chickens because of that. He's around them all the time, chicken is the main ingrediant in his feed and has since been chased (although by not as an aggrssive rooster) and not retalliated.
So thats HOG WASH!!
***Edited By: duchess on 3/11/2006 10:28:28 PM*** Reason: added
oh my goodness!! i usually do not respond to such silliness but i have never heard of a dog turning mean or violent after tasting blood - Monkeyeatbutt, how old are you and who has been telling you tales? dogs killing pigs after tasting them? wow - maybe they were coyotes or wolves - but then they are wild dogs and they will eat anything. sorry - i don't mean to be harsh, but please check facts before you say them - there will be some people out there who will believe such tales - my dogs have been eating raw food for a while now and they are the sweetest babies - they also eat pig organs - part of their diet. all i cay say is they're healthy and very sweet natured.
Maybe Monkey is just erroneously extrapolating on something that the farmers I've known have always held to be true...that a dog who goes after chickens (not in self-defense, Duchess!) will always go after chickens and can't be trustworthily trained out of it once they've developed the habit.
Stories like Money posted and RBTC, I think it was, have always been around. Yes it is total BS. But people who know no better believe such things. There will always be a dummy that believes if an animal ,be it cat or dog, they will always crave it. Dog being the most at risk to losing their lives because of stories like this. Sad thing is people that truely believe such tales you can tell them till your blue in the face this is untrue. You can tell them 1,000s of reasons why this is not true but they want believe you.
Too make you feel better monkey I heard if you fed gun powder to dogs ,it made them mean ..I heard as a child growing up and I believed it for a long time. Untill I got married and my husband is very educated with hounds and he laughed and said the least it'll do is give em belly ache and the worst kill the poor dog!LOL! So now I dont believe that anymore either!
Im 22. I didnt belive it always just rolled my eyes because it didnt make sence. Why would eating a raw pork chop and finding a dead pig and eating it be diffrent? I should have put that In the first post but I was not thinking. Sorry I hope no one runs off and starts telling people that
My friends father in law has shot dogs because they have eaten a baby pig that had died and he didnt want the dog to eat the rest of them.
Ive herd the same thing about chickens. My friend told me not to give my dog eggs because he would get the taste of chicken and kill any chicken he saw. I said fine I wont get chickens and when he gets a craving Ill just bring him to your house.
Ive herd some people say that if a pitt bites yo uit will crave people blood and will attack people.
I think its all silly
***Edited By: monkeyeatbutt on 3/12/2006 10:22:07 AM*** Reason: Wikado
Raw meat/blood does NOT make a dog mean. People HAVE told me that, and I decided to feed them their raw food. I didn't tell them first. people always say I have such nice dogs. So when they see what I feed they panic, and I say, Now do my dogs look any meaner than before? This is what they get fed every day!!
Now people are telling each other where and how to thaw out their meat products.
I have a question...how am I still alive if the way my mother thawed out meat was sooo wrong and disease ridden. I survived riding in a car without a carseat or a seatbelt some of the time...falling off of a changing crib....hand be down metal walker and playing with sticks in the woods but the meat my mother served for dinner (which was good in a June Cleaver kinda way not a Martha Stewart way....) deadly.
The cat will be ok. Wherever you decide to thaw the damn meat will be ok too. As long as you do not leave it sit out for a long period of time at room temp. The point is to just get the middle of it unthawed so you can cook it anyhow.
One of my mothers friends used to eat raw onions like they were apples and handfuls of raw ground beef with salt sprinkled on it. I personally like my meat medium well, but to each his own if you want to ahead and pop that pound of ground chuck open and go to town...by all means have a ball. But don't expect me to join in with ya. I've got this thing about textures with my food....
Point being, an animal or person eating raw meat doesn't make them or you mean. It makes them hungry.
I can see it now, sushi restaurants being closed down worldwide because eating the raw fish has created crazy, vicious beings intent on eating things that once had a heart beat raw because they can't get enough! So now they are pulling fish out of the ocean with their bare hands and ravaging them! Forcing us to protect our fish tanks from those we thought we knew....