Mixing canned tuna and wellness dry food??

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Mixing canned tuna and wellness dry food??

Postby Maryellen » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:47 am

has anyone ever heard of this? mixing canned tuna fish with dry wellness kibble to bring the meat level up????

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Postby barbponys » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:27 pm

I don't use much tuna because of the mercury issues. They get it very occasionally. Canned salmon would be a better choice?

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Postby Insomnia » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:31 pm

correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there are mercury issue in all fish. Canned salmon is super expensive!

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Postby barbponys » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:39 pm

Canned costs less here than by the pound fresh. I think I can get a 14oz can for about 1.80?

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Postby pitbull_love » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:52 pm

I use to mix tuna with his food but not for the extra meat only just because he like it. I tried the salmon he is not to much a fan of it. I don't see the harm in giving them tuna every now and then

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Postby barbponys » Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:02 pm

It's fine as an occasional treat.

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Postby whiskeyman » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:36 pm

I often mix Jack Mackerel with dry kibble.


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Postby pblove » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:43 pm

me too!
I also mix Jack Mackeral with their dry kibble once a week.
They love it too.

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Postby MyPetTherapyDogs » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:54 pm

I don't know of this particular reason to mix tuna and wellness.
The behaviorist that I train under does mix tuna cat food with dry kibble to make the taste of the food more appealing when she temperament tests the dogs.
That is the only reason I have ever heard of for mixing can tuna with dry.
Sorry. I wish I could be of more help.
Could it be for an increased protein level?

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Postby Powda » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:37 pm

I do it every now and then, diamond loves it.

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Postby moto1320 » Mon May 02, 2005 9:30 pm

barbponys wrote:I don't use much tuna because of the mercury issues. They get it very occasionally. Canned salmon would be a better choice?


ditto, canned salmon is far less than tuna. .99 for a can three times the size of a tuna can.

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Postby Sarah » Mon May 02, 2005 10:37 pm

There's some other reason not to feed large amounts of tuna, which I can't remember right now. (sorry)

Dogs love mackerel, it's cheaper, and good for them.

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Postby sahara311 » Tue May 03, 2005 9:43 am

I always give them my Tuna and chicken juice from the can.... Mercury is in all fish, but mostly in deep water fish, particular areas are worse than others.... It's been a while since I worked in seafood, but i do remember we pulled our sword fish due to the mercury issue....the staff all ate it, dang it was good....


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