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Tuna from a can?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I know the nutrients are likely not there for cats, but is it bad to feed them a can of human tuna once in awhile?

When I was with my ex she use to feed her cat a can from time to time. maybe once a month as a treat. I just wondered if that's OK.
post #2 of 13
I give mine tuna for special occasions, like Christmas & Thanksgiving. One of my cats Blue loves it Marley, my other one won't touch it, in fact he tries to bury it. I've also recently been giving it to Blue because she is having some kind of medical issue and is in need of protein. I don't give it to them a lot but I think once in a while is fine.
post #3 of 13
I would not give them any more then a small bite or two - not the entire can of tuna. And only as a treat.
post #4 of 13
I would not give it at all. I made teh mistake years ago and my cats got sick.
post #5 of 13
I give my girls a little bite, like 1/2 teaspoon, when I'm fixing tuna for myself. They love it, but I wouldn't give them the whole can.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
I know the nutrients are likely not there for cats, but is it bad to feed them...human tuna...
For an answer to that, do an "advanced" Google search, and select "this exact wording or phrase": Steatitis (Yellow Fat Disease) in Cats
post #7 of 13
Wow, I never know tuna could be that bad, I found a good site on Steatitis (Yellow Fat Disease) in Cats, here's the address:

http://www.cat-world.com.au/FeedingFish.htm

Does anyone know it the tuna flakes they sell as treats can have the same effect?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well I'm glad I asked, I was just about to go to wal-mart and get a couple cans. I don't eat tuna. but was trying to think of a nice treat.

I have a hard time doing this. The hard part is finding something both cats like. I bought these Feline Greenies (treats) and at first it looked like both were crazy about them. But then the little girl chewed up two and spit them out on my desk. From then on she just licks them to death.

The little boy digs em. but I feel guilty because tinker can't enjoy it.

So the hunt continues for a mutual treat.

Well, they DO both like butter!
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
...So the hunt continues for a mutual treat...
How 'bout these?
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by BLAISE View Post
How 'bout these?
my cat loves the dog version the cat version have not made it to the local area
post #11 of 13
That's weird about your male and female and the Greenies. Ling (female) will not eat them, Charlie (male) will gobble them up

Also if you want another suggestion for a treat, what about a small bite of block cheese?
post #12 of 13
If she licks them, then I'd let her do it! I just wish I could find any treat that Punkin would eat. He doesn't like anything. Not cheese, not tuna, not raw or cooked chicken, not steak, nothing. It's amazing he ever grew up.

Sterling, on the other hand, as I mentioned before would eat rocks, if they smelled right.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
If she licks them, then I'd let her do it! I just wish I could find any treat that Punkin would eat. He doesn't like anything. Not cheese, not tuna, not raw or cooked chicken, not steak, nothing. It's amazing he ever grew up.

Sterling, on the other hand, as I mentioned before would eat rocks, if they smelled right.
my rb boy sinbad was a bit like punkin. he would refuse any meats or fish we would offer him. the only thing he went crazy for were thomas seafood cat treats. my 3 all love them too.

sterling would get on well with shinobi, i think his 'i'm full' switch has tripped out!
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