Originally Posted by janrchavez
Every time I give my Siamese cat tuna fish without the water, later on he looks sick and fatigue. Like right now he looks sick. I'm wondering if the tuna fish is bad for him.
Hi janrchavez - welcome to TCS!
You MUST STOP giving Tuna immediately! Without knowing it, you've been playing with fire.....and, now, I suspect that there's a good chance you have a fire in progress.
Here's what happens when cats are fed large amounts of Tuna: Yellow Fat Disease - Steatitis
Read the symptoms there....I think you'll find many similarities between them and those your cat is displaying.
Hopefully you've asked the question early enough to catch this and reverse the harmful effects.
You really should take him to a competent Veterinarian ASAP......make sure you tell the Vet about the possibility that it's Steatitis caused by the fish (bring the link with you)....not every general practice Veterinarian is an expert in feline medicine.
Fortunately, if that's the problem, treatment is easy:
- STOP ALL FISH intake
- Administer Vitamin E in the required amounts
- Provide an appropriate feline diet (you'll get great suggestions in the Nutrition forum here)
For more about the dangers of feeding fish to cats: Other Health Concerns From Feeding Fish (halfway down)
We have had cases of Steatitis here on TCS - some have not had good outcomes - get him to the Vet as soon as you can!