Can Maine Coon Cats Eat Line Fish?

PawperCare Team

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Line fish are fish that are caught by a fishing line, such as bass, trout, snapper, or grouper. 

Line fish can be a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and other nutrients for your cat, but they also have some drawbacks. 

Line fish can be contaminated with mercury, pesticides, or other pollutants that harm your cat’s health. 

Line fish also have bones that can choke or injure your cat’s mouth, throat, or intestines.

Therefore, you should only feed your cat line fish as an occasional treat or supplement to your cat’s regular food, not more than once or twice a week, and only in small amounts. 

You should also choose fresh or frozen line fish that is cooked, unseasoned and de-boned. 


  • Line fish, canned or smoked, may contain salt, spices, or harmful cat preservatives. 
  • Raw line fish may contain parasites or bacteria that can cause food poisoning or infections in your cat.

If you want to feed your cat line fish, you can also look for commercial cat foods containing line fish. 

These cat foods are fortified with other nutrients that your cat needs. 

They are certified by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) as complete and balanced for your cat’s life stage.

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