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Feeding tuna

post #1 of 7
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About 6 months ago I was gone for three weeks and my husband said that Jasper seemed to get very depressed about a week and a half into my absence. He started to give him a couple of spoonfulls of tuna a day as a treat and it seemed to help him feel better until I got home. Now he thinks that he has to have it constantly! I have tried to ignore him but he follows me around biting my ankles and meowing loudly if I don't give it to him in the morning and the evening. My question is that I don't know if giving him the tuna is good for him or not? If it won't hurt him then I'm not going to worry about it but I have read that pregnant women shouldn't eat too much tuna due to the amounts of mercury present in the fish and since cats are so small I didn't know if this was a problem for them too. Does anyone else??
post #2 of 7
please don't feed your cat that much tuna. Tuna has a lot of polyunsaturated fats and cats have a hard time breaking down those type of fats. It can cause internal organ problems among other things. As hard as it is, as much as he cries, don't feed it to him except once in a rare while.

To keep him away from your ankles, take a strip of cloth and smear some Vicks vaporub on the cloth and tie it to your ankle, vicks side out. He will stay well away from you after that.
post #3 of 7
Is there any kind of tuna that you can give them as a snack? Do petstores sell "cat tuna"? Or just tuna treats?
post #4 of 7
cat food tuna is fine- I was referring to the tuna sold for human consumption
post #5 of 7
I have one cat that all he will eat besides dry food is 9 Lives flaked tuna, he eats about a third of a can everyday, do you think that is bad for him? Just wondering, he is so picky and will only eat that brand, but if its bad for him I will stop feeding him that every day, what do you think? He eats dry Authority mostly though.
post #6 of 7
Originally posted by hissy
cat food tuna is fine- I was referring to the tuna sold for human consumption
Oh yes, I know which you referring to, I was just wondering if there was any other besides Cat food tuna.. like maybe real tuna that is cured for cats or something Kinda like Catsip instead of Milk type thing..
post #7 of 7
I'd love to know if there was such a product too Sicy. Spike loves his occasional tuna treat. And he is SO loveable when he sees the can coming out of the pantry.
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