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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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feeding cats salmon as suppliment

I have some salmon filets frozen for several months in the freezer. They were fresh caught when I purhcased them. When I defrosted them they seemed dry probably from being in the freezer so long. I thought the cats might like them as a supplimental food for a few days? Good idea?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 08:42 PM
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Be careful feeding too much fish. Cats can get addicted to it and there's a concern about mercury. Salmon does have lower mercury levels than tuna though.

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I would go for it, although you just might create a monster! I have one cat that will get addicted to one flavor of food then refuse anything else if I don't serve it meal after meal. After a week or so she decides she hates it and I have to figure out what to feed her next. She has me trained!! She'll go for a couple days turning up her nose then decide to eat.
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Thank you. I have to say years ago we had cats and fed them all sorts of things including a lot of dry food.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 09:50 PM
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I feed my cats mainly chicken based foods. With the occasional fish food at the MOST once a week or so, and just for one meal. They also have had some fish fillets that I have kept in the freezer for a long time. It's a little freezer burned, but they don't seem to mind. They get that as an occasional treat. I have never had them refuse food or become 'addicted' when fed this way. They gobble up everything I put in front of them no questions asked. I have 3 cats
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My cats get fish occasionally. They love it but I space it out.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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A little bit once a week won't hurt (as long as you're not feeding a fish-based food otherwise). But do be careful w/ fish. Feeding salmon oil is a good idea for the omega 3s, but fish itself should be fed very sparingly.
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Whenever we make salmon for dinner we give them a bunch and they love it. Go for it! I also give them a can of tuna ever few months for a treat and they still eat their normal food after it.


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