Can dogs eat salmon?

Can dogs eat salmon?

Salmon is full of beneficial fats and nutrients and It's one of the healthiest types of fish you can prepare for your dog. It's rich in omega-3 fatty acids and it's a great protein source. It also contains vitamins A, D, and B-complex, as well as the minerals zinc, potassium, and magnesium. Because of his delicious taste, beneficial fats and nutrients, salmon is also a common ingredient in high-quality dog foods, treats or supplements. It has a lot of health benefits for your dog:

  • Shiny and healthy skin and fur
  • Helps with skin irritation and allergies
  • Supports joint mobility
  • Decreased joint inflammation, that is a common symptom of arthritis
  • Promotes immune system support
  • Improved brain function and boosts energy
  • Promotes healthy weight loss
salmon benefits for dogs

There are different options, how to include salmon in to your dog’s diet. You can buy dog food, treats or supplements that contain salmon. Another option is serving your dog precooked canned salmon, which is a good choice, because you can’t under-cook it and it's also less work for you. But if you want to prepare it yourself, just make sure salmon is thoroughly cooked, so it’s safe for your dog. We recommend steaming or broiling it to a minimum internal temperature of 145° F. Dogs should never eat raw or under-cooked salmon, because it can contain parasites and bacteria that can make your dog sick. Be careful to stay away from smoked salmon, which contains high salt levels, and could contain harmful parasites and bacteria not eliminated by the smoking process.

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