Cats can get addicted to tuna, whether it’s packaged for cats or for humans. A little tuna from time to time certainly doesn’t hurt. But a regular diet of tuna prepared for humans can lead to malnutrition because it doesn’t contain all the nutrients a cat needs. And too much tuna can cause mercury poisoning.
Since canned tuna intended for human consumption does not meet the specific dietary needs of kittens in any way, avoid letting your ball of fluff eat the stuff. While small amounts of this can’t do any harm, it won’t do anything to improve your kitten’s health either, so play it safe and be smart.
Tuna should only be an occasional treat for your cat and it is best to mix it with your cat’s regular food. A full can of tuna is way too much for a single serving. A teaspoon of tuna a few times a week should do the trick. It should not be a significant part of their diet.
Canned tuna is packaged in either freshwater, brine (salt water), or oil. Of course, feeding these latter two forms of tuna to cats is not recommended. The high levels of sodium in brine can lead to serious electrolyte (salt) imbalances in the cat’s body and brain, potentially reaching toxic levels.
Your kitty will be happy if you share your cooked fish with him. A small piece of trout, catfish, salmon or tuna is appreciated, although any cooked fish is fine. Again, just give her a tiny bit (a teaspoon) is enough, even if she asks for more.
Whole grains like oats, corn, brown rice, and even couscous are all high in protein and are all human foods for your cat to eat.
Conclusion. In summary, six-week-old kittens can eat tuna. Just make sure you give them low-mercury tuna and only a small amount. Finally, consult your veterinarian before making any changes to your kitten’s diet.
Tuna is fine for most cats in small portions
If your cat is healthy and tolerates tuna well, a small amount of tuna as an occasional treat shouldn’t hurt. Some cats who are not used to tuna may experience mild gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting and diarrhea after eating.
Cats can eat tuna as a reward and in small amounts, no more than once or twice a week. Choose tuna in natural spring water. Avoid feeding tuna in oil or tuna in brine to cats as these tuna foods contain too much salt and oil for humans to have no health benefits and can be harmful.
Onions, garlic, chives, shallots, leeks, and scallions are all Allium species, and cats are notoriously sensitive to some of their chemical compounds. Ingesting these plants can destroy your red blood cells, resulting in anemia, lethargy, pale mucous membranes, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.