Unsure about feeding salmon to your dogs? Well, think again! A fatty fish like king salmon is more than just tasty, flavorful meat. It offers nutritional benefits that you’d definitely want to include in your dog’s diet.
King salmon as a healthy, novel protein
King salmon, also known as chinook salmon, is caught in the Pacific Ocean. It is considered by many as the best-tasting salmon because of its high-fat content.
A high-quality fish like this kind of salmon will provide your dogs with high-quality nutrients too. Aside from being a great source of protein, king salmon is rich in vitamins B6, B12, and D, and omega-3. These will help strengthen your dog’s immune system and will contribute to healthier skin and coat.
Feeding your dog with king salmon
Giving raw salmon to your dog sounds like a great idea. But it can possibly do more harm than good to his health. To be safe, it’s better not to serve raw salmon of any breed to your dog. This is because of the bacteria called Neorickettsia helminthoeca which can cause the fatal salmon poisoning disease in dogs.
It’s best to feed your dog well-cooked salmon to kill off the bacteria. Serve it either boiled, steamed, baked, or grilled without added oils, seasonings, or aromatics like garlic or onions.
Only the ‘Best Choice’ for your pooch
As mentioned earlier, high-quality salmon offers high-quality nutrients. Opt for king salmon that are fished from the pristine waters of New Zealand as these are rated as ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch®.
If New Zealand king salmon isn’t available in your area, your dog can still enjoy its robust flavors through Wishbone Ocean. Artfully enriched with healthy fruits and aromatic herbs, Wishbone Ocean’s grain-free recipe will provide your dog with an exceptionally nourishing and hearty meal.
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