Avoid cat food with fish!? :O

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Avoid cat food with fish!? :O

Post by vanilla » Fri May 19, 2017 8:27 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -episode-3

12 minutes in.. about cat food.

Apparently, cats that eat more fish are exposed to higher levels of arsenic! Which is causing kidney problems :shock: :o

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Post by bobbys girl » Fri May 19, 2017 10:12 pm

That's not all! The bigger fish, like the ever popular tuna, are often carrying quite a burden of mercury too!! :o

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Post by Kay » Sat May 20, 2017 8:54 am

fish in cat food has also been linked with hyperthyroidism in cats, which seems to be more and more common http://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnug ... oidi-33397

and what makes it worse is that a lot of meat flavoured popular food like Felix contain fish , so it's not just a matter of avoiding fish flavoured varieties

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Re: Avoid cat food with fish!? :O

Post by LifewithCatman » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:09 pm

It's not good for cats to eat tuna.
You can read more about this here
http://lifewithcatman.com/avoid-product ... cats-diet/

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Post by willowdragon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:44 pm

All good things in moderation. A little fish every now and then isn't going I hurt. In fact, no fish at all is just as harmful, and eye need the Omega 3 that fish give. Too much fish, on the other hand, can indeed have adverse affects. My cats gets a teaspoon of fish - alternating between salmon and sardines - per week.

There's so much controversy about food. Raw feed/don't raw feed. All dry/no dry. All wet/no wet. Eggs/no eggs. In the end I stopped worrying about the controversy and spent some time researching cat biology and digestive systems. I built a balanced diet for mine, which a couple of vets have said is good. But it took a lot of time and effort.

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Re: Avoid cat food with fish!? :O

Post by bobbys girl » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:37 am

We are off for lunch to a restaurant known for it's local caught fish. I'm sure some of it will find it's way back here. Willow is partial to a little white fish - never done her any harm.

Having said that she, and the others, won't touch sachets of fish flavoured cat food, never have. Odd that. :?

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Post by LeChat » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:37 am

I live in Asia and I haven't seen any non-fish wet food yet!! Mostly tuna.

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