Is Tuna Good for My Cat?

The short answer is yes. Tuna offers some good nutritional value for your cat (scroll down to see nutritional facts), but there are some things you should consider before you ring that dinner bell. Tuna is one of the most popular types of fish people like to feed their cats. Our feline friends seem to love it, and some cats will eat as much as we give them. But on a nutritional level, how does tuna fit in with a balanced diet? If you’d like more information on how much tuna fish you can feed your cat, these search results from Google can help you get answers from many reputable sources.

Please Don’t Feed Tuna for Humans to Your Cat. There’s a Much Healthier Way.

It may be tempting to buy a can of tuna fish that’s made for humans to eat and feed that to your cat, but experts agree that is not the healthiest way to feed tuna to your cat. According to,

“…a steady diet of tuna prepared for humans can lead to malnutrition because it won’t have all the nutrients a cat needs.”

Mix in Tuna with Other Healthy Foods for a Nutritious, Balanced Diet

After researching this topic, you’ll learn that a little tuna goes a long way when it comes to feeding it to your cat, and it’s important to keep a balanced diet for your purring partner. And that’s exactly what Birdie & Louie is here to help you do.

Tuna Nutrition Facts (Relevant to Cats)

+  Good source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

needed for good heart health and brain function

+ High Quality Protein

+ Good Source of Selenium

+ Good Source of Vitamin D

Birdie & Louie Cat Foods Meet AAFCO Standards for Feline Nutritional Levels

If your cat loves tuna, and you want to treat them to it regularly, mixing tuna with other nutritious food that delivers a balanced diet is a good way to go. And that’s what Birdie & Louie is here to provide for you and your pet family. We went straight to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to make sure our cat food formulas meet AAFCO standards for feline nutritional levels for all stages of life. That means Birdie & Louie cat food formulas offer a balanced meal for your cat, no matter what age.

According to, a popular pet blog for cat lovers:

High-quality commercial cat foods include a statement on the label that states that the product is “complete and balanced” as certified by the American Association of Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). The complete-and-balanced statement on a cat food label means that the cat will get all the essential nutrients it needs, in the correct balance, as required for that life stage: adult maintenance (for adult cats), growth and reproduction (for kittens and pregnant or nursing females), or all life stages (for all cats, whether kittens or adults).”

On Birdie & Louie tuna wet cat food labels, you’ll find the following statement:

Nutritional Adequacy Statement: Birdie & Louie Tuna Gourmet Cat Food Entrée has been formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Feline Food Nutrient Profiles for all stages of life.

For your convenience for independent research and verification, here is a link to Merk Manual which lists AAFCO Nutrient Requirements for Cats, and a layman’s explanation of the same information at in an article entitled Cat Food Standards by the AAFCO.

So there you have it. Here at Birdie & Louie, we have created a nutritionally balanced way to help loving cat owners treat their furry family to tuna on a regular basis.

Birdie & Louie Cat Foods Have Been Tested in Independent Laboratories to Ensure a Balanced Formula and Food Safety

Yes, we ensured our formula meets the AAFCO standards for feline food nutrition profiles for all stages of life. But we also wanted to go a step further and prove, using a third-party laboratory, that our formula is more than just delicious for cats. See our independent laboratory testing certificates for our cat food products here. [Insert link to certificates]

Learn a Little More About Our Tuna Fish Sources

Birdie & Louie sources tuna fish from quality fisheries around the world, with several important values in common. We make sure that our partners honor fair fishing best practices to help maintain a sustainable fishery industry. It’s also important that Birdie & Louie fishery partners are certified to be eco-friendly companies. Because responsibility in the tuna industry means a fishery should be providing quality tuna in a way that is sustainable to our oceans and fish populations, and friendly to the environment.

Feeling Purrrrty Good About Birdie & Louie

If you’ve made it all the way through this article, it’s because you want to make sure that you’re giving your cat a treat that’s healthy and balanced. We want you to know we’ve done the research, tested in the labs, and made sure our tuna fishery sources meet important eco-friendly standards. But the best judge of all is your finicky feline. Cats love Birdie & Louie!

Treat Your Cat to Birdie & Louie Tuna-Based Gourmet Cat Food Entrees

Why do we call it gourmet? We’ve created a variety of tuna-based recipes for nutritiously balanced wet cat food that delivers a safe serving size of tuna that’s delicious and healthy. Other ingredients we’ve added to some of our products are also super popular with the purring population. Olives, shrimp, papaya, and pineapple are all excellent additions to a tuna-based treat. All safe, nutritiously balanced, and deeeeeelicious.

Try All of Our Gourmet Cat Food Entrees