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fish or not to fish

Nicole LombardiNicole Lombardi Reeders, PoconosMember Posts: 5
edited 25 February, 2008 in Food & Nutrition
I heard all different stories on whether giving kittens a fish wetfood. Some say its ok other say not till their a year old. What do you guys think? :?


  • Lucybelle GLucybelle G Member Posts: 96
    edited 24 February, 2008
    Hi! From what I've read, fish is not a natural cat food. Some cat tend to develop life threatening allergies and some mild intolerances resulting in vomiting and diarrhea. From my own experience with my kitten, she does well eating wet food with fish as secondary ingredient. Once in a blue moon, I feed her broiled salmon fillet which she absolutely enjoys. She also get salmon, tuna, and whiting fish treats with no adverse reactions. Perhaps, serving fish alone, as in a home cook diet, is a no. I don't have an answer to that. Maybe someone more knowledgeable will stop by.
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 25 February, 2008
    Eating too much fish can lead to UTIs because of the high phsohprus content of fish. Some fish, like tuna, can also contain mercury. Fish should be limited to one or two meals a week.
  • Janet PlymireJanet Plymire IllinoisMember Posts: 344
    edited 25 February, 2008
    Is it all fish or just tuna or what? We have been eating Eagle Pack Holistic canned in the Salmon & Shrimp flavor. Here\'s some of the ingredients: Salmon, Fish Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Fish, Shrimp... So we shouldn\'t be eating this more than once or twice a week? :-/
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 25 February, 2008
    If the main ignredient is fish and/or seafood, then it should be limited to one or two meals a week. Some chicken or beef foods contain small amounts of fish. These are ok to eat daily.
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