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Feeding a Cat Tuna Pet Food

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Is tuna cat food safe for my cats to eat every day, even if it is not the main ingredient in the canned cat food?

By Callie

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June 8, 20130 found this helpful

If it is a manufactured as a ingredient in a regular can of cat food it is fine, they add taurine and other needed nutrients. If it is cans of tuna not of a pet food variety it is not such a good idea for 2 reasons: #1 cats need taurine for eye health and #2 it depletes vitamin E from their body. Cats can have vitamin E tablets pierced and the liquid goes into their food if you feed a lot of tuna, but you still need the taurine supplement, not sure where you get that. I would just give tuna as a occasional treat.

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Linda H. Bellevue, N.E (owner of 4 cats)

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June 8, 20130 found this helpful

No, is not good to feed human grade tuna real often, cats need taurine for eye health, and also tuna fed often depletes vitamin E out of their body. As a treat once in awhile is ok. If it is tuna as a manufactured pet food it is fine.

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