Can Dogs Eat Fish?

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Can Dogs Eat Fish?

Can dogs eat fish?

Yes, dogs can eat fish.

Most of the fish is harmless for dogs.

However, it’s recommended to offer cooked and boneless fish.

Large bones can cause a gastrointestinal perforation.

For example, salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, redfish, and sardines are excellent sources of protein and essential amino acids.

The premium quality fish protein supports numerous body functions like tissue repair.

Fish is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

can dogs eat fish?

Dogs are unable to produce omega 3 fatty acids on their own, so they must obtain them through diet.

Omega 3 fatty acids nourish the brain and improve vision development in puppies and help support joint health in adults.

So, is Fish good for dogs? Yes.

Additionally to the Omega 3, fish provides calcium, phosphorus and other important minerals that help support strong muscles, bones, and teeth.

Fish is a source of vital vitamins and has several health benefits without the risk of weight gain or a protein excess causing damage in dog’s internal organs.

Dogs love eating fish.

Cooked fish is okay to provide in restricted amounts.

Limit fish ingestion to a twice week.

The most consistent way to include fish in your dog’s diet is to provide a premium dog food in which the first ingredient is fresh fish.

I hope this article has answered the question ‘can dogs have fish?’

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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