My cat needs special [expensive] canned cat food, like .50 per can. She’s very picky and will only eat it if it’s been sitting out for a while. It is a meat-based food.
If I feed her the newly opened wet food around 7am, she won’t touch it until about 3pm. A human obviously wouldn’t want to eat plain meat that’s been left out that long because it would be spoiled.
My question is, is this harmful? Would she still eat it if it was ‘bad’/spoiled or would she know the difference? How long can wet cat food be left out at room temperature without being spoiled? Thanks!
Thanks everyone for the details, very much appreciated.
She is almost 20 years old and has irritable bowel syndrome [just like people I guess, it almost killed her a few years ago]. So she is on a restricted diet of only rabbit and duck food. She does get some dry food, something special but I forget the name.
The only rabbit and duck food I have found is through a vet’s office which is why it is so expensive I guess.
She was so sick a few years back and had surgery for it. She pulled through and has been doing well ever since with this food. There was some interaction with chicken/beef/fish and her digestive system which is why we can’t feed her the normal store food if anyone is curious.
so thank you again, this really helps. hope all of your cats are happy!!