Is there any brand of cat food that checks for mercury before canning their seafood and not use mercury-toxic fish?

We have to make sure we don't eat too much tuna, etc, due to mercury content, so I'm wondering about canned seafood and seafood treats for cats. Does any cat food company check mercury content of fish before using and have restrictions on what they would use.

Asked by Member 931546 on Dec 19th 2009 Tagged cannedcatfood, cannedseafood, mercury in Pet Food
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Sadie/ In loving memory

I don't know what company tests for mercury mabe another poster will know one. Maybe you can try the different pet food companies web sites. You might be able to get some information there, or e-mail or call the different companies.

Sadie/ In loving memory answered on 12/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Sassy (2001-2012)

It's the large oily fish like tuna, swordfish etc that accumulate mercury. So if you focus on foods that have other types of fish in them that is safer. Foods that list specific ingredients are generally better quality and you can tell what type of fish are in them. Look for "whitefish" which is the general description for the non-oily fish. Also sardine or mackerel are good oily fish because they don't accumulate food like tuna etc do (eat different food and don't live as long).

You could contact the manufacturers of Tiki Cat to ask about mercury levels/testing. They use human grade tuna which still has mercury in it like the human canned tuna but they might be able to give you some info re how often it is safe for cats to eat tuna etc

I'm not sure where you are but if you are on the west coast and near a Trader Joe's grocery store their own brand cat food is very good and the fish version contains white fish so you could try that.

Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 12/19/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer