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Lightly cooked white fish is a fantastic, easily digestible protein that can have so many wonderful benefits when added to your dog’s diet.
White fish is considered to be a novel protein in commercial dog foods, so can be a great option for those who suffer from allergies, or for dogs who have kidney or liver problems. As it is low in calories, it can also be a fab option for those pups who need to lose a few pounds!
Not only is it rich in bioavailable Omega – 3 essential fatty acids, it is packed full of minerals including zinc, iodine, magnesium, selenium, calcium and phosphorus. Dogs cannot make these fatty acids or minerals on their own, so it is important that they are provided in the diet.
Fatty acids have anti inflammatory properties, helping to improve coat and skin and maintain healthy joints and tendons. Collagen is found in high levels in fish skin, providing extra support to dogs with joint disease, making fish a great addition to a senior diet.
As with any type of animal protein, how is it sourced is something that should be considered. The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ensures that fish that is sourced for human consumption is done in a sustainable way, and the same should be done for fish we provide for our pets!
Farmed fish can contain toxins and antibiotics, and some fish (like Tuna) can contain high levels of mercury so should be avoided.
“Catch Of The Day” is one of our favourite recipes. Cooked using all human grade ingredients and sustainably sourced white fish, it makes a fantastic addition to your dog’s menu. Visit www.differentdog.com to add some to your next delivery.