SHOULD I FEED MY DOG RAW FISH

SHOULD I FEED MY DOG RAW FISH ?

More commonly when raw fish is fed regularly in dogs it can lead to Thiamine ( a B Vitamin) Deficiency, which can lead to loss of appetite, Seizures, and in severe cases death. If your dog is older, frail or has a weakened immune system introducing a parasite can be more harmful.

Giving raw fish also seems like an unnecessary step to take, as it can contain certain parasites, roundworm tapeworm and bacteria like salmonella and listeria, which can also transmit to other human members of the family.

Thoroughly cooked Fish Steamed, Grilled, Boiled is fine to feed the dogs and depending on the type can provide a good source of omega fatty acids that are beneficial for skin and coat and will provide a healthy source of protein.

Fish should be de-boned


as bones are bad for dogs to ingest, cause choking, can hurt teeth, gums and cause internal organ damage. It is fine for dogs to eat the fish skin as it provides great nutritional benefits as long as it is cooked

Canned fish Is good for dogs provided it is not preserved in salt, but rather in oil or water. Around a 1/4 of can added to daily feed to boost protein and nutrition should suffice.



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