- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
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 flavoured with onions, garlic, or strong seasonings.
What Else Can Your Dog Eat?
We offer a collection of articles on foods that are safe, dangerous or even toxic for dogs to eat, including vegetables, dairy, bread, and junk food. There is a wide variety of “human food” that is healthy for your dog to eat, while others are considered toxic and dangerous. Check out which fruits and veg are good for your dog and which spices and seasonings are ok to give to your furry little buddy. We’ve created these articles to ensure you’re informed on feeding your dog a wonderfully varied diet while learning the limitations of a dog’s sensitive digestive system. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Raw Fish?“