Can cats eat raw hamburger meat? Yes, they can if it is properly cooked. The concern with your cat eating the raw hamburger is the E Coli bacteria that might be present in the uncooked meat. If any harmful bacteria were to enter your cat’s system, they could cause serious problems quickly. It would only take one meal of uncooked burgers for this to occur. One of the most common symptoms in animals ingesting harmful E Coli bacteria is bloody diarrhea.
This is why proper cooking of ground beef for pets (or people) should always be done to destroy any harmful bacteria before feeding it to your pet or yourself! True Raw Food aficionados who feed their pets raw meaty bones usually cook the mixture for some time before feeding it to their pet. If you are worried about your kitty eating a raw hamburger on a plate!