Yes. But it must be fully cooked. Salmon is rich in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that boost the immune system. Salmon also helps dogs maintain a healthy coat and improves joint and brain health.
Again, it’s extremely important that you only serve your dog fully cooked salmon. Undercooked salmon can contain parasites that cause illness and sometimes death. Canned smoked salmon (in spring water, not brine) is another safe option. Be sure to remove any bones and the fatty skin. Dogs will enjoy a small portion of cooked salmon as often as once a week.
- Add cooked salmon to your dog’s usual meal.
- Serve cooked salmon on its own as a treat.
- Incorporate salmon with a grain and vegetable for a homemade meal.
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