Maybe. Dogs have strong stomach acid that aids digestion and kills bacteria, but raw tuna can still carry intestinal parasites. Most owners err on the side of caution and avoid feeding raw tuna to their pets. Your decision may depend on the quality and source of the fish, as well as the age, size, and medical history of your pet.
Regardless, tiny fish bones are dangerous and should be removed. And large fish like tuna are more likely to contain trace amounts of mercury, so should be consumed in moderation.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog eats raw tuna, seek medical care if your dog exhibits these symptoms:
- Distended abdomen
- Weight loss
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