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post #1 of 12
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Hi, is it okay to feed this my 2 cats a tin of tuna shared between them every other day? They normally have purina pro plan dry food but i give them tuna every other day as a treat, is it bad for them?
Simba my bengal cat is very fussy and wont eat any wet food other than tuna, but he has his dry mostly and Tiger my kitten likes anything!

I tried them on cat tuna and Simba hated it, and would only sniff at the pilchards i tried him on!

post #2 of 12
I think that might be a bit too often - unfortunately Tuna often contains trace amounts of mercury, and I would worry that half a tin each every other day would be too much. It's ok once in a while as a treat, I would say more like once a week though. Mine gets a bit of canned tuna if I am cooking something with it in. Which cat tuna did you try? Tescos finest cat tuna went down a treat with Radar, although he does eat pretty much anything.
post #3 of 12
Tuna is OK to give once in a while for a treat, but it doesn't have the added nutrients that cat food does.
post #4 of 12
There is also tuna that is specifically made for cats that you could try as well. I give my guys one called Carlyle tuna.
post #5 of 12
Every other day is way to often. Read this as to why Tuna should not be fed to cats.http://www.lenhumanesoc.org/Tips/ASPCA-Tuna.htm
post #6 of 12
A tuna diet really is NOT good for any cat - you need to train him to eat other foods. That is why my cats RARELY get fish - only as a treat - not as a meal. Too easy to get hooked on tuna and not want other foods.

I stick with beef, chicken, lamb or turkey.

So to answer your question - no its not a good idea to be giving them that much tuna.
post #7 of 12
yeah, I think that would be a bit too much, my worry would be the mercury.... have you ever tried giving them some boiled shredded chicken? My picky girl Sapphire goes bananas for that!
post #8 of 12
You could try the Almo Natural cat tuna - there are several different kinds, e.g., Atlantic tuna, Pacific tuna, tuna with young sardines, that appeal to most tuna fanciers.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by gardenandcats View Post
Every other day is way to often. Read this as to why Tuna should not be fed to cats.http://www.lenhumanesoc.org/Tips/ASPCA-Tuna.htm
Thanks for the tips! I don't feed her tuna more than on her b-day, or a holiday, but interesting to know anyway!
post #10 of 12
Now that I think about it, Solid Gold makes a canned tuna formula that has a high percentage of tuna in it.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom View Post
Now that I think about it, Solid Gold makes a canned tuna formula that has a high percentage of tuna in it.
Yep, and my tuna addict loves it! It even comes in little cans, which are a "must" around here (Jamie only likes little cans [ 2 - 4 ounces], and ZsaZsa, after eating them, started to refuse to eat out of larger cans. Now I've got my second "boarder", Miezi, turning up her nose at big cans. It's a feline conspiracy!)
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks , gosh id better show this thread to my brother-in-law as he only feeds his cat tins of tuna

I will try to keep their treat of tuna to once a week now, i had no idea about the mercury but i knew it isnt a good idea to solely feed your cats on this.
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