- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
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 tinned 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 acclimatising them to it.
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.