Does Healthy Shores Tuna Wet Food Contain Mercury?

Is Our Tuna Pet Food Mercury Safe?

Is Your Tuna Pet Food Mercury Safe?

The short answer is yes! Our tuna contains zero to insignificant trace amounts of mercury!

Because all the fish we use in our wet food is human-grade and wild-caught in the Pacific Northwest, it’s tested by the Canadian Highly Migratory Species Foundation (CHMSF).

We also only purchase tuna under 14 lbs to use in our pet food because it means the tuna is younger and has absorbed less mercury!

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has deemed tuna with less than 0.5 PPM as safe to consume and the tuna we use in our pet food has 0.171 PPM based on recent CHMSF tests.

What does that mean you might be wondering? This means your pet can enjoy tuna for dinner every night without you having to worry about monitoring their intake!

Why is Mercury in Tuna A Probem?

All fish in the ocean contain a little bit of mercury because they absorb it from their surroundings.

However, because tuna are predators with long lifespans, they tend to have higher amounts of mercury than other popular seafood, like salmon.

Tuna typically have more mercury in their body because they absorb it from both their environment and the smaller fish they eat.

However, Canadian Albacore Tuna is regularly tested and labelled as free to consume with no limit by Healthlink BC based on the results.

What Are Benefits of Feeding My Pet Tuna?

Where do we start?!

Tuna has the highest level of Omega Fatty Acids out of all the fish we offer and Omega Fatty Acids are a big deal!

Omega-3 and 6 are essential for just about every system in your pet’s body and are vital for the functions of life.

When your pet is consuming a healthy amount of both omega’s they will get to enjoy health benefits including a strengthened immune system, reduced inflammation, and improved heart, brain, and eye function! 

And these are just a few of the health benefits, we could really go on and on!

We love tuna so much we’ve actually got a new product coming soon that’s all about the tuna! Any guesses for what it might be?

To learn how to properly store your wet food, check out blog post on the subject!

Sources

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/mercury-fish

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