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Dog owners just want what’s best for their darling pups and more than ever before, people are trying to find a high-quality diet that best suits their dog, searching for the most natural, healthiest option available.
It is our job to help you discover the most beneficial diet for your dog and it’s time to find out whether fish is actually good for dogs and if you should include it in your dog’s diet.
Descended from Wolves, it comes to no surprise that a dog’s diet is primarily focused on meat. Whilst the majority of their protein comes from animal-based proteins such as chicken, beef, turkey and lamb, what about fish?
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Naturally high in Omega-3, fish is an excellent source of protein and whilst most meat also offers a high percentage of protein, fish contains high levels of what they call ‘healthy fats’, which is why a lot of dog owners introduce fish into their dog’s diet when they need to control weight.
Besides helping with the creation of enzymes and hormones that keep your dog in tip top shape, fish offers a wide range of benefits which is why they should be included in your dog’s diet and nutrition.
Healthy Heart – Having a low-saturated fat content, fish improves blood circulation and can lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood which helps to maintain a healthy heart. Flounder and haddock are both excellent choices because one fillet of Flounder only contains 114 calories and Haddock is a very low-calorie choice for protein.
Arthritis Relief and Joint Health - The omega-3 oils that are found in fish and the high content presented in Salmon can reduce inflammatory response. The natural sources of Glucosamine and Chondroitin that fish contain can also help reduce cartilage breakdown.
Allergies and Intolerances – Acting as a natural anti-inflammatory, fish helps balance immune function which means they are great for dogs with allergies or intolerances to other proteins. Cod is the great choice for boosting your dog's immune system because Cod contains a rich amount of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Enhances Vision – Did you know that Cod and Herring are excellent sources of vitamin A? Vitamin A is known to promote good vision in low light, as well as slow down age-related sight loss and help with the treatment of eye diseases.
Easily Digested – The protein in fish is easily digested by dogs which means they absorb more nutrients from less food. Efficient digestion reduces the growth of bad bacteria, so fish is beneficial for older dogs with slower digestion and dogs with digestive upsets or with kidney or liver disease. Fish skin in particular is excellent for upset tummies, it is the healthiest part of the fish and it is digested the easiest by dogs.
Skin and Coat Health – All fish contain high levels of Omega-3 oils but cod in particular is very rich in Omega-3 which helps to reduce dry and itchy skin. Fish also contains the collagen protein which keeps skin firm and flexible - preventing dryness of the skin.
Vitamins and Minerals – Besides these benefits that fish offer, they are also fantastic sources of other nutrients to include, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine and Selenium which are essential to your dog’s diet and nutrition.