Luckily there are a number of excellent products on the market to sort out the problem of a cat’s breath smelling like fish.
Canned Tuna is among the most popular food stuff to feed to companion cats, because cats are very fond of it. It is not uncommon for cats who regularly receive tuna to refuse all other foods. Cats displaying this addiction-like behaviour are often referred to by Veterinarians as “tuna junkies”. Feeding a mainstay of canned tuna is long known to cause diseases of dietary origin. One of the most prevailing diseases afflicting “tuna junkies” is Steatitis or Yellow Fat Disease – an inflammation of the fat tissue in the body due to a deficiency of vitamin E. A vitamin E deficiency is usually the result of feeding tuna, or any canned fish, packed in vegetable oil. These products are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids which oxidate vitamin E, besides being a poor source of vitamin E to begin with. Currently, a diet consisting of large amount of any type of fish is considered the most common cause of this syndrome.
Feeding our domestic cat is strongly associated with fish. The cliche portrait of the cat as a seafood lover is commonplace, like the image of the cat fishing in the goldfish bowl, the “tuna addict”, and back alley cats snatching fish scraps from trash cans. Countless pet products cater to this image with a wide variety of fish based and fish flavoured treats and staple diets.
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Gray cat like fish in the plate on grass — Video by alisbalb2
Your sweet, lovable lap cat snoozes on the couch for hours, hardly moving a whisker. Then you open a can of tuna in the kitchen, and your otherwise docile kitty comes alive! Does this sound familiar? All of sudden he’s meowing at the top of his lungs, and he will not take no for an answer! You just wanted some tuna salad for your lunch, but your cat thinks it’s snack time for him. What causes cats to turn into raging carnivores at the mere whiff of tuna fish? Why do cats like fish?Nope! show that today’s pet cats got their start in the deserts of the Middle East about 10,000 years ago, which is the approximate start of the feline domestication process. But what does that have to do with cats and fish? After all, deserts are not exactly teeming with rivers full of fish. It turns out that even though scientists know when cats were first domesticated, they have no idea when they started to love the taste of fish. That’s because the African wildcat, which is most likely the ancestor of your pet cat, didn’t eat fish at all. The diet of the African wildcat consisted primarily of rabbits, rats, and mice, as well as birds and reptiles from time to time.To solve the mystery of cats and fish, let’s start at the beginning. What are the origins of the domestic cat? Modern legend has it that about 4,000 years ago, Egyptians were the first to domesticate cats. Allegedly, the love story between cats and their taste of fish began in Egypt when Egyptians used tasty chunks of fish to lure wild cats into their homes and domesticate them. That sounds like a reasonable enough explanation, but is it actually true?Your cat’s ability to smell is not limited to his nose. He has ducts that connect his mouth to his nose, and they are known collectively as the vomeronasal organ or . Have you ever noticed your cat make a really funny face with his mouth open and his upper lip curled? That’s the face he makes when he uses his Jacobson’s organ, which helps enhance his sense of smell. Your cat uses his special smell superpower to detect pheromones of other cats, and many scientists believe that cats use the organ to simultaneously taste and smell their food. That’s right, they use their Jacobson’s organ to both smell AND taste their food. Maybe their specially developed sense is why cats like fish?