Yes. Tuna is rich in lean protein and Omega 3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and improve cardiovascular and skin health. Tuna also contains healthy minerals (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and selenium) and vitamins (B3, B6, and B12).
- Raw tuna is safer for dogs than raw salmon, which can be quite dangerous. But it’s safer still to only share cooked tuna with your dog, or you run the risk of exposure to parasites.
- Avoid sharing tuna that’s been cooked in fatty oils or butter or seasoned with strong spices, onions, or garlic.
- If you’re serving canned tuna, select tuna that’s canned in water, not oil, to avoid unnecessary fats.
- Share tuna sparingly, just a few bites no more than once a week. Your dog’s digestive system isn’t equipped to handle fish on a daily basis. At least not without gradually acclimating.
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