Cats love seafood, and most cats are especially fond of canned tuna and tuna juice.
While tuna is fine for cats in moderation or as a treat, too much canned tuna can be bad for your cat.
Is cat food with fish bad for cats?
Cats can eat small amounts of canned tuna as a treat every now and then, but if it makes up a large part of their diet, they too are at risk for thiamine deficiency. As long as the cat is not allergic to fish and it is included as part of a nutritionally complete diet, fish is a good source of protein.
Is it OK to feed cats tuna?
Cats can be addicted to tuna, whether it’s packed for cats or for humans. Some tuna now and then probably won’t hurt. But a steady diet of tuna prepared for humans can lead to malnutrition because it won’t have all the nutrients a cat needs. And, too much tuna can cause mercury poisoning.
Can cats get mercury poisoning from cat food?
Because mercury toxicity is not common in cats, it may not be the first thing a veterinarian suspects. So it’s possible that mercury poisoning happens, but is not diagnosed. Try replacing tuna-based foods with those made from fish that have lower concentrations of mercury, such as salmon.
Can cats eat flavored tuna?
Tuna for humans and tuna-flavored cat food do not contain the same nutritional contents. Another friendly reminder, you should probably stick to the dry type of tuna-flavored canned food for cats. Tuna for humans are usually soaked in oil and has way more sodium which is not very good for cats.
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