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Old 02-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Dad thinks it is bad for cats, but I think it is okay...is it? I opened a can of tuna this evening, drained the water (it is ONLY water), and put it in the fridge. I want to put a tablespoon of it over their dry food as a treat. Is this okay?
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the only risk you run is a cat refusing to eat anything without the tuna juice on it in the future. (I had a cat addicted to tuna.)
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I'd be concerned about the sodium levels but you can buy brands that have low sodium.
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I think the only risk you run is a cat refusing to eat anything without the tuna juice on it in the future. (I had a cat addicted to tuna.)
That's a good point. My girls get tuna juice as a treat sometimes (ie, when I feel like eating tuna), but they get it separate from their food. I just pour it into 2 saucers. They're only getting liquid, so they're still hungry and will eat their regular food. I tried giving the some of the actual tuna some years ago (before I knew it wasn't such a good idea), but they were only interested in licking the liquid, happily.
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My cat looooves tuna fish water. But yeah, due to the salt it's probably a good idea to only do it once in a while.
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Midnight, the wild cat, loves tuna water too. I give it to him in a dish. Can't be any worse then when he drinks out of the bird bath!
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On the rare occasion that I eat Tuna I would be afraid to shut my eyes if I didn't share. I get swarmed with LOUD vocalizations when I pop a can of it.

They each get half of the juice and a chunk of actual Tuna. I don't eat it often enough to worry about addiction or sodium levels (although I DO buy low sodium because of my BP).
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When I make tuna casserole I absolutely HAVE to share the tuna with my 4 tuna loving cats - maybe 3 or 4 times a year. On Christmas they all get 1/4 can each. I never have to think about what to get them for Christmas!! I know they'll love it!
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I wish someone would make a natural tuna flavor that I can keep in the fridge for a while. I have no use for lots of tuna just to get the juice. Would fish oil work?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So I gave them some juice the first night and they went bezerk! Then today I gave them a bit more, and they basically turned their noses up at it. Ooookay! Perhaps it is because I put it in with the dry food they weren't planning on eating, but still thought that was odd. Oh well, I guess if they don't want it I just won't give it to them anymore! lol
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