Can Dogs Eat Fish?

Can Dogs Eat Fish?


 Is Fish Good For Dogs?


Fish is an excellent addition to the diet of your dog. It is an easily digested protein, rich in Omega 3, great for dogs with allergies and good for seniors

 beagle dog stealing fish from plate

Can I Feed Raw Fish to My Dog?

If you are a raw feeder, including raw fish a couple of times a week introduces another protein into the rotation, and gives your dog a healthy dose of Omega 3. It is advisable to freeze fish prior to raw feeding for at least a week, to ensure that any parasites are killed.

Even if you do not feed raw, give your dog a salmon head as a treat once a week or so and he will think it is Christmas and birthday all at once.

Salmon is a great lean protein. It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron, calcium and vitamin A. All of these are beneficial for your dog.

Crunching through a salmon head is great for dental health. If their breath is a bit stinky afterwards, mmmm raw fish - a couple of our Minty Fresh Biscuits will help.

Enjoy this video of Marvinnotabeagle enjoying his salmon head. It's the highlight of his week !!



Can Dogs Eat Dehydrated Fish Treats?

They certainly can - dehydrated fish has all the health benefits of raw fish, but is not as messy, and it is easier to give a smaller treat sized amount. In fact, if your dog is watching his waistline, fish treats are a great option for a healthy reward.


Health Benefits of Fish

Fish is an easily digested protein, which is especially beneficial for dogs following digestive issues, and for those with liver or kidney diease.

Fish is a natural source of vitamins and minerals - calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, iodine and iron are all readily available in fish, as are Vitamins A, B3, B6, B12 and Vitamin D.

Fish is packed with beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids. This is necessary to maintain healthy joints and tendons, and is a key factor in keeping dogs mobile, especially those suffering with arthritis.

You can read about why shark cartilage is a great treat to assist with healthy joints in our blog post Is Shark Cartilage Good For Dogs?

Fish also assists with brain development, heart health, kidney health, ocular health and reduce inflammation.


Fish Treats For Dogs

Our fish treats are sourced from a small Australian owned business in Far North Queensland. The fish is sustainably sourced and wild caught. It is a completely natural, organic treat which your dog will enjoy. Our treats include Mackerel, Queenfish, Shark, Sardine, Pilchard and Tuna. You can check out all our fish treats for dogs here.



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