Can Maine Coon Cats Eat Tuna?

PawperCare Team

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Tuna is a popular and tasty treat for cats, but it should not be fed as a main or sole source of protein for cats.

Tuna is deficient in some essential nutrients that cats need, such as calcium, sodium, iron, and vitamin E. Tuna is also high in mercury, which can accumulate in your cat’s body and cause neurological or kidney damage.

Tuna is also addictive for cats, and they may refuse to eat anything else if they get too much of it.

Therefore, you should only feed your cat tuna as an occasional treat, not more than once a week, and only in small amounts.

You should also choose canned tuna packed in water, not in oil or with added salt or flavorings.

Chunk-light tuna is better than albacore tuna, which is higher in mercury.

You should avoid feeding your cat canned tuna that is meant for human consumption, as it may contain harmful ingredients for cats.

If you want to feed your cat tuna, you can also look for commercial cat foods that contain tuna as an ingredient.

These cat foods are complete and balanced, and certified by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

They provide your cat with all the essential nutrients it needs, in the correct balance, as required for its life stage.

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