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No Fish For Cats... and Why
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:01:25 PM »
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Mercury in Fish-Based Cat Food: What You Should Know

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A lot of cats love fish, but feeding it as more than a very occasional treat could is not a good idea and could be harmful to your cat’s health. The primary fish used in cat food are salmon, tilefish (usually identifed as ocean whitefish on the label) and tuna. Each of them presents health issues, because fish can contain toxic doses of common water pollutants, heavy metals, and other contaminants. Mercury is considered one of the top ten chemicals of major public health concern by the World Health Organization.

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Re: No Fish For Cats... and Why
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 03:11:43 PM »
More reasons (off the top of my head) why it is best not to feed ANY fish:

1.  Possible Thiamine deficiency when fed often.
2.  Very addictive.  Cats that are fed a lot of fish tend to turn their noses up at proteins that are species appropriate.
3. Fish is one of the most common food allergy problems for cats.
4.  It isn't a natural prey.
5.  Fish caught in the US is sent to China.... and then makes a return appearance in the US. 
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 03:37:23 PM by Lola »
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Re: No Fish For Cats... and Why
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 05:27:35 PM »
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