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post #1 of 14
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Does anyone else notice that seafood flavored canned foods make your cat vomit? (And has anyone else noticed that in a house thats 85% tile/hardwood floors, the cat will find the square of carpet to vomit seafood-scented food on?) Or is this just my cat? I feed half canned, half dry, and for the second time he's thrown up the seafood flavored food. Needless to say it won't be fed again...
post #2 of 14
Is it a particular brand or all sefood type foods??
post #3 of 14
I stay away from all seafood flavored foods with my cats, they don't do well. Now if they are treats that is another thing, but canned or dry seafood flavored stuff- no way-

It really is a myth that cats like seafood. Unless they are island cats, seafood is not something on a regular cat menu-
post #4 of 14
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It's nutromax Seafood & Shrimp, so its a high quality brand but...yeah. No seafood for them from now on. They LOVE the Chicken Casserole but will eat any of the flavors, but I think I'll stick with that.
post #5 of 14
My Emma loves seafood flavors and has never had a problem with them, but Oliver doesn't care for them--he's strictly a chicken guy, which Emma will pick at but not really eat. Neither of them like beef flavors, I've also noticed. So, Emma gets seafood varieties and Oliver gets chicken varieties. The things we do for our kitties.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by RinaDaventry
Has anyone else noticed that in a house thats 85% tile/hardwood floors, the cat will find the square of carpet to vomit seafood-scented food on?
How true!
post #7 of 14
My picky eating cat will only eat seafood flavored food. So, I've been lucky. Have you tried more then one brand. If she always throws it up I would just switch to a more beef or meat base food. Best of luck, Hope
post #8 of 14
never had that problem, but the charity I foster for had a cat in that had a fish allergy - if he ate any food with it in, he would throw up and his fur would fall out!! I have had cats that don't like fish flavours, and some that would only eat them. have had very few cats that like beef flavour food though.
post #9 of 14
My Maya loves seafood flavoured anything (for our little kitten it's mostly chicken), but I haven't noticed that she would throw up more from the seafood ones. Maya does vomit quite often but she is an emotional eater, if we leave and come back two hours later, she will start eating until she vomits it up basically. I try not to give her a lot of food in those cases and that has helped a lot. She would never vomit on carpet though which is nice I guess, she would vomit on the tiles...

It depends on the cat it seems, but as it was said by others, if she does vomit each time you give it her, maybe switch to something else.
post #10 of 14
I have been told that it's only males who can get urinary blockages from eating too much seafood.

That being said, the only wet food Lola will apparently eat is the Wellness Turkey and Salmon, though I went out and got her some of their other seafood varieties to try once we've settled into the wet food routine. She also LOVES canned albacore tuna, though we generally stay away from having that...Shedoes well with the seafood, though. I haven't had anyvomitting, nor have I witnessed any other gastrointestinal pyrotechnics on her part.

I think it really depends on that cat. If it makes your kitty sick, then switch to something else. I think it depends more on the overall quality of food than the flavor!
post #11 of 14
My vet told me that the seafood is really not a part of a cat's diet, and fish isn't actually very good for them. I believed him and have never gotten anything with a seafood flavor for my cats. My mom's vet told her the same thing. Not sure if there is any evidence to back this, would have to do some searching. With all the other flavors out there, I decided that it just wasn't even a problem. Besides, someone told me (or I could have read it here) that cats are creatures of habit and prefer the same flavor of food. Sophie doesn't seem to mind her chicken and liver flavor consistently, at least. Good luck with your little throw-up machine there. Hope there isn't too much damage to the floors!
post #12 of 14
Clinton will only eat seafood wet foods. I've tried all the chicken, lamb, duck, etc. flavors and textures in the good brands, and he won't touch 'em. When I open a can of seafood flavored, it's a struggle to keep his nose back so I can spoon it out. The only problem I've had is that he had loose stool from too much of the solid gold blended tuna. Funny, I asked my vet on Friday about him having too much seafood and she only suggested that I vary the seafoods to include salmon, tuna, oceanfish, etc. But, I'm also getting ready to interview new vets (long story - unrelated) so we shall see.

Good luck with your little carpet-redecorator!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by RinaDaventry
Does anyone else notice that seafood flavored canned foods make your cat vomit? (And has anyone else noticed that in a house thats 85% tile/hardwood floors, the cat will find the square of carpet to vomit seafood-scented food on?) Or is this just my cat? I feed half canned, half dry, and for the second time he's thrown up the seafood flavored food. Needless to say it won't be fed again...
I have one kitty who only on occasion can handle a canned food with fish as the main ingredient, usually he will vomit such a food. My other kitties, no problem. It may be the brand, but it may also be your kitty and fish.
post #14 of 14
I don't know about the vomit, but my vet has told me before not to get a cat hooked on seafood flavors. I guess if they do and the diet needs to be changed at some point, it is very hard to do.
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