It’s maybe not healthy the way we describe health, but to a cat as long as it eats that’s better than starving so yes.
However a cat will rarely, if at all, eat anything that it knows is bad for it.
Expired food is not bad for you.
Rotten food is not the same as expired food.
Can animals eat spoiled meat?
Yes, many animals are scavengers and eat meats in various states of decay. This is obvious if you think about bacteria and insects, but larger animals like vultures, bears, snapping turtles, etc also dig in. They have digestive tracts designed to process high bacteria loads without causing them harm.
Can cats eat bad chicken?
When Cats Can’t Eat Chicken
You can also give your cat cooked meat, although it’s important that the cooked food is still within a good use-by date. These are signs that the chicken has gone bad and can lead to food poisoning and can be used with both cooked and raw chicken.
Can cats eat old fish?
Cats should not be fed a steady diet of fresh fish or fish products that are intended for human consumption. However, cat foods that contain fish are fine for cats because the manufacturers add in thiamine.
Can cats tell if food is spoiled?
Some other ways to tell are a noticeable sour or rotten smell, growth of mold or bugs, if the food has been exposed to moisture or humidity, or if your pet shows signs of discomfort or illness after eating the food. You must not serve any canned cat food that’s past its expiry date, whether it’s spoiled or not.
Can dogs eat meat that has been left out?
Food that has been left out for the majority of the day not refrigerated. Or food that is uncooked, but past its “best by” date. Typically, food that has been cooked but left in the fridge for the past week is safe to feed your dog.
Can dogs eat cooked spoiled meat?
Slightly spoiled food/ meats can be fed to a dog with little to no ill effect on them.