eating fish???

Melinda BMelinda B Member Posts: 1,628
edited 22 May, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Hi Kitties, I posted a few days ago about being upset b/c Wellness added fish to the dry food, and Velvet pawmailed me and asked what was bad about fish. got me thinking, is fish really bad to eat? My mom was afraid of it because my RB sister Missy was really allergic to it, and she has also heard that it causes crystals in the urinary tract. Is this true? Is it maybe okay to eat fish? Mom won't buy it in the canned food still, but what about the whitefish meal they added to Wellness?? Is it really bad to eat? Thanks for any info.


  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 22 May, 2007
    Tuna is not your cat's best friend This link has info on why tuna and other fish should only be fed once in awhile. Fish is high in phosphorus which can cause UTIs. Eating fish is ok, just not all the time.
  • Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / ChicagoMember Posts: 17,806 ✭✭✭
    edited 22 May, 2007
    We just got a sample of Wellness in the mail and ours has salmon listed on the ingredients (it might be different formula from yours, Sassafras?). From looking at the ingredients list, it doesn't appear to be a major component. It's 8th on the list, following deboned chicken, chicken meal, rice, ground barley, ground rice, chicken fat, and natural chicken flavor. Most of the ingredients listed after it are vitamin, mineral and fiber supplements. I would guess that it's mainly there for flavor, and maybe a slight boost in Omega 3 fatty acids? It would be nice to know exactly how much of the food is made up of fish. :-k
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