To cut a long story short, yes!
Dogs can eat fish. Whitefish from the ocean as well as lakes is considered good for dogs because it is low in fat. You should feed your dog with the species of fish like sardines as they don’t contain mercury. If you are looking for a healthy and home-cooked meal plan for your dogs then fish is a great alternative.
Why should we feed fish to our dogs?
Fish is one of the healthiest foods available on our planet. It has plenty of nutrients that can keep our furry friends in good health. Fish can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and cholesterol. It can stop the shedding of dog fur and also boost dogs mental health. Fish can also help in keeping your dog’s eyesight sharp.
Nutritional value of fish
- Vitamin – D, E and A
- Omega 3 fatty acid
How to give fish to your dog?
You can feed your dog with Salmon, Whitefish from Ocean or lakes, Herring, Walley, Flounder, Arctic char, Sardines, Atlantic Mackerel and Tuna. they should not eat king Mackerel, Sea bass, tilefish, orange roughy because they are high in mercury.
You can give fish to your dog in three ways –
Method 1: Grilled fish
- Clean your fish.
- Score it a bit.
- Sprinkle very less amount of olive oil,
- Rap it in the oil and place it in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. At 400 f
- Serve it when cold.
Method 2: Steamed fish
You have to do nothing just prepare the steamer and fish. Now, steam your fish for 15 to 20 minutes and it is ready to serve,
Method 3: Crispy fish chips
You can make Baked fish chips without salt and oil.
Note: Before serving it to your dog, you should cook the fish well and debone it properly, or else use boneless fish.
Can Fish harm dogs?
Fishbones are sharp and they can harm your dog to the extent of causing death.
Raw fish can contain bacteria and parasites that can make your dog sick. Moreover, dogs cannot digest uncooked fish.
Smoked tuna is very salty and you should not give it to dogs.
Fish with mercury content can harm your dog.
Shellfish can contain high levels of metals and toxins that can cause food poisoning in dogs.
Breaded or battered fish is not good for your dog.
Take your dog on fishing but don’t let him catch your fish else you will come back only with your dog. Before leaving, don’t forget to hit the like button and drop your comments below.