Yes. Cooked fish is a great source of protein and contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and provide benefits for a dog’s cardiovascular system, brain, joints, skin, and fur. Raw fish contains the same benefits, but can potentially expose your dog to dangerous parasites.
Salmon, sardines, and anchovies are some of the most beneficial fish varieties to share with your dog. Share moderate amounts (about 1/4 cup for small dogs to 1/3 cup for large dogs) no more than twice a week by adding cooked fish to your dog’s food or offering it as a snack. Don’t make cooked fish a daily part of your dog’s diet—to avoid too much exposure to the mercury fish can contain. Be sure to remove any bones you can find before serving, and don’t share anything flavored with onions, garlic, or strong seasonings.
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