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jmc[_4_]
October 23rd 11, 03:11 AM
I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
canned food harmful?

I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of tuna in.

FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...

Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
food, harmful?

jmc

Matthew[_3_]
October 23rd 11, 04:40 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
>I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad thing...
>however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of canned food
>harmful?
>
> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of tuna
> in.
>
> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>
> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
> food, harmful?
>
> jmc

should not be a problem JMC
Just make sure you get the ones that are in water I found that the oil can
make mine sick

I have to use tuna juice for Limo when she wont eat but < fingers crossed>
she started eating a little today along with the gravy

Bill Graham
October 24th 11, 01:16 AM
Matthew wrote:
> "jmc" > wrote in message
>> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned
>> cat food, harmful?
>>
>> jmc
>
> should not be a problem JMC
> Just make sure you get the ones that are in water I found that the
> oil can make mine sick

With people too......Use the tuna packed in water. My cats like it with a
little mayo, just as I do on my sanwiches.... They lap up what I don't
use.....

Rene[_2_]
October 24th 11, 05:23 PM
If it's for a few days, that amount mixed in with other food sounds
harmless. If she would eat chicken or turkey baby food, you could try
mixing that in with regular food (all three of ours go nuts for meat
baby food).

MaryL[_2_]
October 25th 11, 12:31 AM
"Rene" wrote in message
...

If it's for a few days, that amount mixed in with other food sounds
harmless. If she would eat chicken or turkey baby food, you could try
mixing that in with regular food (all three of ours go nuts for meat
baby food).

- - - - - - - - -

Make sure it is 100% meat baby food *without* onion seasoning. Cats are
sensitive to onions and it can become toxic.

MaryL

Rene[_2_]
October 25th 11, 02:31 PM
On Oct 24, 6:31*pm, "MaryL" > wrote:
> "Rene" *wrote in message
>
> ...
>
> If it's for a few days, that amount mixed in with other food sounds
> harmless. If she would eat chicken or turkey baby food, you could try
> mixing that in with regular food (all three of ours go nuts for meat
> baby food).
>
> - - - - - - - - -
>
> Make sure it is 100% meat baby food *without* onion seasoning. *Cats are
> sensitive to onions and it can become toxic.
>
> MaryL

Mary is right! Though, if you buy the tiny jars of Gerber or Beech Nut
brands of chicken or turkey, they contain no onion. IME, it's the
"mixed" flavors (like chicken noodle soup) that add onion.

MaryL[_2_]
October 25th 11, 05:10 PM
"Rene" wrote in message
...

On Oct 24, 6:31 pm, "MaryL" > wrote:
> "Rene" wrote in message
>
> ...
>
> If it's for a few days, that amount mixed in with other food sounds
> harmless. If she would eat chicken or turkey baby food, you could try
> mixing that in with regular food (all three of ours go nuts for meat
> baby food).
>
> - - - - - - - - -
>
> Make sure it is 100% meat baby food *without* onion seasoning. Cats are
> sensitive to onions and it can become toxic.
>
> MaryL

Mary is right! Though, if you buy the tiny jars of Gerber or Beech Nut
brands of chicken or turkey, they contain no onion. IME, it's the
"mixed" flavors (like chicken noodle soup) that add onion.

- - - - - - - - - -

Yes, and cats usually love those tiny jars of chicken or turkey (or even
beef). When Amber (RB) was very ill, that was one of the commercial foods
that she would eat.

MaryL

Phil P.
October 25th 11, 10:00 PM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
> canned food harmful?
>
> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of tuna
in.
>
> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>
> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
> food, harmful?
>
> jmc

Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.

'Hope she feels better.

Phil

Matthew[_3_]
October 25th 11, 10:18 PM
"Phil P." >


Howdy Phil been a long time since I seen you here

How are the colonies

jmc[_2_]
October 27th 11, 02:51 AM
Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/25/2011 5:00 PM):
> > wrote in message
> ...
>> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
>> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
>> canned food harmful?
>>
>> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
>> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of tuna
> in.
>>
>> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
>> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
>> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
>> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>>
>> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
>> food, harmful?
>>
>> jmc
>
> Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.
>
> 'Hope she feels better.
>
> Phil
>
>

Of course, thanks Phil. I'm a bit worried about the sodium content, but
I can't afford to continue to do what I just did - buy the really
expensive low sodium tuna... I mixed it with El Cheapo stuff to lower
the sodium content of the cheap stuff... she doesn't seem to care :)

jmc

Phil P.
October 27th 11, 11:25 AM
"Matthew" > wrote in message
ng.com...
>
> "Phil P." >
>
>
> Howdy Phil been a long time since I seen you here
>
> How are the colonies


This is the worst year we've ever had.

Phil P.
October 27th 11, 11:27 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/25/2011 5:00 PM):
> > > wrote in message
> > ...
> >> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
> >> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
> >> canned food harmful?
> >>
> >> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
> >> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of
tuna
> > in.
> >>
> >> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
> >> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
> >> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
> >> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
> >>
> >> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
> >> food, harmful?
> >>
> >> jmc
> >
> > Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.
> >
> > 'Hope she feels better.
> >
> > Phil
> >
> >
>
> Of course, thanks Phil. I'm a bit worried about the sodium content, but
> I can't afford to continue to do what I just did - buy the really
> expensive low sodium tuna... I mixed it with El Cheapo stuff to lower
> the sodium content of the cheap stuff... she doesn't seem to care :)
>
> jmc

Do whatever it takes to keep her eating. If she likes a fishy taste, try
squirting some omega-3 fish oil (from salmon or menhaden) on her food.

Ask your vet about Pepcid AC - 1/4 of a 10 mg tab. She might be getting a
little queasy. If that doesn't help, ask him about cyproheptadine
(Periactin) 1/8 - 1/4 of a 4 mg tab. That might help jump start her
appetite. Make sure you keep her potassium level in the upper half of the
normal range.

Good luck.

dgk
October 27th 11, 02:48 PM
On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 06:25:03 -0400, "Phil P." >
wrote:

>
>"Matthew" > wrote in message
ng.com...
>>
>> "Phil P." >
>>
>>
>> Howdy Phil been a long time since I seen you here
>>
>> How are the colonies
>
>
>This is the worst year we've ever had.
>
>
More cats than ever? We've TNRd the neighborhood so we only picked up
one new cat and aim to get that one, but he/she is very skitish.

jmc[_2_]
October 28th 11, 08:51 PM
Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/27/2011 6:27 AM):
> > wrote in message
> ...
>> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/25/2011 5:00 PM):
>>> > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
>>>> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
>>>> canned food harmful?
>>>>
>>>> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat consistently,
>>>> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of
> tuna
>>> in.
>>>>
>>>> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
>>>> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
>>>> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
>>>> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>>>>
>>>> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
>>>> food, harmful?
>>>>
>>>> jmc
>>>
>>> Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.
>>>
>>> 'Hope she feels better.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Of course, thanks Phil. I'm a bit worried about the sodium content, but
>> I can't afford to continue to do what I just did - buy the really
>> expensive low sodium tuna... I mixed it with El Cheapo stuff to lower
>> the sodium content of the cheap stuff... she doesn't seem to care :)
>>
>> jmc
>
> Do whatever it takes to keep her eating. If she likes a fishy taste, try
> squirting some omega-3 fish oil (from salmon or menhaden) on her food.
>
> Ask your vet about Pepcid AC - 1/4 of a 10 mg tab. She might be getting a
> little queasy. If that doesn't help, ask him about cyproheptadine
> (Periactin) 1/8 - 1/4 of a 4 mg tab. That might help jump start her
> appetite. Make sure you keep her potassium level in the upper half of the
> normal range.
>
> Good luck.
>
>
>

She's getting Pepcid AC.. it helps, sometimes, but pilling her is a
challenge. Vet tried her on something that melts, and that worked
better so I'm asking for some more tonight. I forget the name but it
works on nausea at the brain level.

jmc

chaniarts[_2_]
October 28th 11, 10:31 PM
On 10/28/2011 12:51 PM, jmc wrote:
> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/27/2011 6:27 AM):
>> > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/25/2011 5:00 PM):
>>>> > wrote in message
>>>> ...
>>>>> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
>>>>> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
>>>>> canned food harmful?
>>>>>
>>>>> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat
>>>>> consistently,
>>>>> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of
>> tuna
>>>> in.
>>>>>
>>>>> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one vet
>>>>> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
>>>>> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines that
>>>>> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned cat
>>>>> food, harmful?
>>>>>
>>>>> jmc
>>>>
>>>> Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.
>>>>
>>>> 'Hope she feels better.
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Of course, thanks Phil. I'm a bit worried about the sodium content, but
>>> I can't afford to continue to do what I just did - buy the really
>>> expensive low sodium tuna... I mixed it with El Cheapo stuff to lower
>>> the sodium content of the cheap stuff... she doesn't seem to care :)
>>>
>>> jmc
>>
>> Do whatever it takes to keep her eating. If she likes a fishy taste, try
>> squirting some omega-3 fish oil (from salmon or menhaden) on her food.
>>
>> Ask your vet about Pepcid AC - 1/4 of a 10 mg tab. She might be getting a
>> little queasy. If that doesn't help, ask him about cyproheptadine
>> (Periactin) 1/8 - 1/4 of a 4 mg tab. That might help jump start her
>> appetite. Make sure you keep her potassium level in the upper half of the
>> normal range.
>>
>> Good luck.
>>
>>
>>
>
> She's getting Pepcid AC.. it helps, sometimes, but pilling her is a
> challenge. Vet tried her on something that melts, and that worked better
> so I'm asking for some more tonight. I forget the name but it works on
> nausea at the brain level.
>
> jmc

you can get compounds that are a cream that you place in the ear, that
are absorbed through the thin skin.

jmc[_2_]
October 29th 11, 02:31 AM
Suddenly, without warning, chaniarts exclaimed (10/28/2011 5:31 PM):
> On 10/28/2011 12:51 PM, jmc wrote:
>> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/27/2011 6:27 AM):
>>> > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (10/25/2011 5:00 PM):
>>>>> > wrote in message
>>>>> ...
>>>>>> I know that tuna as a primary part of a cat's diet is a very bad
>>>>>> thing... however, is a bit of tuna added to a cat's regular diet of
>>>>>> canned food harmful?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I ask 'cause I'm still having trouble getting Meep to eat
>>>>>> consistently,
>>>>>> but she'll eat anything that I put about half a tablespoon or so of
>>> tuna
>>>>> in.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> FWIW, we retested her the other day, and she has an infection (one
>>>>>> vet
>>>>>> says bladder, another says kidney), instead of kidney failure as the
>>>>>> previous blood tests seemed to indicate. My specialist vet opines
>>>>>> that
>>>>>> she's in Stage 1 renal insufficiency - stage 4 is CRF...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyway - is a little tuna twice a day, mixed in with normal canned
>>>>>> cat
>>>>>> food, harmful?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> jmc
>>>>>
>>>>> Just make sure its tuna packed in water not oil.
>>>>>
>>>>> 'Hope she feels better.
>>>>>
>>>>> Phil
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Of course, thanks Phil. I'm a bit worried about the sodium content, but
>>>> I can't afford to continue to do what I just did - buy the really
>>>> expensive low sodium tuna... I mixed it with El Cheapo stuff to lower
>>>> the sodium content of the cheap stuff... she doesn't seem to care :)
>>>>
>>>> jmc
>>>
>>> Do whatever it takes to keep her eating. If she likes a fishy taste, try
>>> squirting some omega-3 fish oil (from salmon or menhaden) on her food.
>>>
>>> Ask your vet about Pepcid AC - 1/4 of a 10 mg tab. She might be
>>> getting a
>>> little queasy. If that doesn't help, ask him about cyproheptadine
>>> (Periactin) 1/8 - 1/4 of a 4 mg tab. That might help jump start her
>>> appetite. Make sure you keep her potassium level in the upper half of
>>> the
>>> normal range.
>>>
>>> Good luck.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> She's getting Pepcid AC.. it helps, sometimes, but pilling her is a
>> challenge. Vet tried her on something that melts, and that worked better
>> so I'm asking for some more tonight. I forget the name but it works on
>> nausea at the brain level.
>>
>> jmc
>
> you can get compounds that are a cream that you place in the ear, that
> are absorbed through the thin skin.
>

Yea, we did that for her tramadol for a while. I'll ask about that for
the anti-nausea though, thanks for the tip.

jmc