What is the best way to warm up left over canned cat food? I don't think my cat likes it straight out of the fridge, and I'm not sure it's healthy for him.

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    I've modified this question to make it less opinion-based and more what you seemed to be asking. You can revert my edits if I misinterpreted.
    – Kate Paulk
    Oct 31 '16 at 11:21
  • I've been feeding my cat leftover food straight out of the fridge for 17 years now. No problems with health yet. Maybe your cat doesn't like it, but it is not unhealthy to feed refrigerated food.
    – jalynn2
    Oct 31 '16 at 12:11
  • Yes, it is safe.
    – keshlam
    Oct 31 '16 at 13:44

I feed my kitten half a can of wet food at a time. The remaining half goes in the fridge until the next feeding time. I usually set the can out on the counter a little while before I intend to feed her, to let it warm up to room temperature. She seems to have no problem with this, although I have noticed that when I don't plan ahead and give her food straight from the fridge, she typically leaves most of it sitting there and comes back to it an hour or so later.

I've also warmed up cold food in the microwave, but be careful that it does not overheat! Depending on the type of food, microwaving may dry it out a little as well, so you might mix in a little water if that happens. And of course don't microwave it in the can :)

This question may be interesting to you as well: Does leaving wet pet food at room temperature for 12+ hours pose a risk for your cat?

  • Please don't suggest edits that remove the essence of the post and relevant information. There's no need to remove the voice of the author. pets.stackexchange.com/posts/16994/revisions Thanks :)
    – user6796
    May 3 '17 at 1:08
  • @Yvette not sure why you commented on this post? I was trying to make the post legible and keep the relevant parts, as I've seen on other Stacks.
    – user812786
    May 3 '17 at 2:20
  • At the very least, you left in all of the run on sentences :/
    – user812786
    May 3 '17 at 2:50

Get a basin, like a mixing bowl (plastic if possible) and fill with water from the tap on full hot. In other words, turn your tap water to maximum hot and fill the basin with the hot water.

Put the cat food in a soup bowl.

Float the soup bowl in the hot water. It will be nice and warm in about 15 to 20 minutes, and will lose none of its moistness.

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