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Chicken - Is there ever too much?

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Is it possible that a cat can have too much chicken? And if so, what can happen to the kitty? Can it give them a poopy bum, i.e., diarrhea?

We usually try have variety in their diet, but we ran out of high-quality canned fish food (I'm not sure what else to feed them for their Omega3's) and the supermarket didn't have any beef heart so we've been feeding them a chicken drumstick for one meal and a 1-day old chick for their second meal for the past few days. (Sometimes they get a small bit of fish before bed so they won't bother us in the morning.) So, is it possible they are getting too much chicken? Sigma's tummy seems upset so I'm taking him to the vet this morning - I'd just like to know if the chicken may be to blame.

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I've never heard anything about chicken being bad for cats. So I don't have a definite answer to your question.

But too much fish is definitely bad for them. Fish-based foods can lead to FLUTD/urinary issues in some cats. Sadly, I didn't learn that until it was too late, after my male cat developed oxalate stones.

So thats something you should cut down on, and only give as an occasional treat.

Read here for more info on why fish is bad: Little Big Cat
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Yeah, I've read about the dangers of too much fish before. They don't get it very often - one or two meals a week. Like I said, I'm not sure how else to get them their Omega3's (and if that's even enough). Any suggestions other than fish?

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Lots of people use these for their cats:

Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet: Omega 3 Supplement For Cats & Dogs - 1800PetMeds

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Here's another article about Omega-3's

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Are there differences between Omega3 capsules for humans and for pets? Or is it just the dosage? I have some human capsules that I take myself, but after searching the petstores in Holland, I haven't been able to find Omega3 capsules for cats. If I have to, I suppose I can order online from North America but shipping is always so expensive and takes so long...

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Thanks for the article! P.S. Can you give Omega3's to kittens (~12 weeks)?

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I think Laurie (laurief) probably knows more about the dosage and how often, and kittens... Maybe she'll post here tomorrow (well, later today).

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Great, thanks! I hope so! I just looked at the Nordic Naturals ingredient list and it's the same as the ingredient list on my human pills - the EPA and DHA are actually a bit higher in my human pills but there is Vitamin E in there too (1mg in a 1000mg capsule). According to Nordic Naturals that is a preservative so it looks like these pills might work.

Do you happen to know how big the pills from Nordic Naturals are? It says to feed 1 capsule for every 20lbs of body weight - is that per day? And how many mg?

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Sorry, I don't have answers for you. And Laurie would know better than what I could Google right now.

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