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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Fish treat? (trout & catfish)

I have been reading the Raw Food forum. Apparently fish is bad for cats. I already knew that Tuna is, both because of the mercury and other stuff that's bad (something about no Taurine and some sort of B1 deficiency, etc.)
I go fishing a lot, so I wondered if it would be okay if I shared with my kitties.

I assume the trout have no mercury, as they were raised in a local hatchery before being "planted" in the city ponds. The catfish, as far as I know, come from the South USA... I think they're also farm raised, but I'm not totally sure.
Also, if I were to feed it, should I give it raw and only cook the stuff I'll eat, or can my kitties eat cooked stuff?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 04:54 PM
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Re: Fish treat? (trout & catfish)

Yes it's fine to treat them, if you're worried you should freeze them for a while to kill parasite.
I feed mine raw/dehydrated fishes without an issue, it won't pose a problem as long it does not make up a majority of their diet.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-18-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: Fish treat? (trout & catfish)

It's not "bad" per se. A little is fine for most cats. A diet HEAVY on fish can cause problems, and cats w/ known urinary tract issues should avoid fish. But a little is certainly fine, and a good source of omega 3s.
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