Dogs can eat shrimp but in small quantities. Raw shrimp can cause shellfish toxicity into dogs which is dangerous. Thus, only cooked shrimp is good for dogs.
Why should you give shrimp to your dog?
There are only a few benefits of shrimp to dogs because there are many protein sources available that are far better than shrimp. Yet, shrimp are low in calories and high in minerals, thus, they will not bring any harm to your dog.
If you are looking for a protein diet for your dog that can help him lose some pounds then shrimps are a perfect choice. Shrimp can also help in stop fur shedding in dogs. They are also good for bone and brain health.
Nutrient contents in shrimp per 100 gms
- Water 74 g
- Calories 99
- Protein 23 g
- Lipid fat 28 g
- Carbohydrate 0.2g
- Calcium 70 g
- Iron 51 mg
- Magnesium 237 mg
- Potassium 259 mg
- Sodium 111 mg
- Zinc 1.64 mg
- Fatty acids Monounsaturated 0.0 6mg
- Fatty acids Monounsaturated 0.06mg
- Zinc, Zn [mg] 1.64
- fatty acids total trans 0.0 mg
- Fatty acids total polyunsaturated 0.08mg
- Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.08
- Cholesterol 189 mg
How to give shrimp to your dog?
Method: Boiled or steamed shrimp
Boiled or steamed shrimp are best for your dog. You should boil or steam them until they are firm and pink. It won’t take much time to boil or steam your shrimp.
- After boiling, remove the head, tail, and shell of the shrimp.
- Now cut it into small pieces and let it cool completely.
- Serve them at room temperature to your dog.
- If it is a mini shrimp give 3 and if jumbo gives 1 large shrimp.
Note: buy only fresh shrimp that has no black spots. Don’t take frozen shrimp because it is not as healthy as fresh.
Can shrimp harm dogs?
Shrimp shells are not good for dogs because they can cause impaction. Sharp shells can also cause damage to the intestine.
Don’t give tail and head of the shrimp to your dog because they are hard to digest. They can irritate the digestive tract.
Raw shrimp contains parasites and bacteria that can cause serious foodborne illness.
Shrimps are good treats that can help your dog learn some tricks. Please like and share the writeup if you love to share your shrimps with your pooch!.