Feeding Fish To Your Dog – A Brief Guide


Fish? YES Please!

Steamed, grilled, baked… Fish is a great addition to your dog’s diet.

Oily Fish

Oily fish is an excellent natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy coat and healthy skin.
Omega-3 fatty acids also provide a natural anti-inflammatory component, which can be very beneficial to dogs who suffer from IBS, or joint diseases such as arthritis.
Omega-3 also help maintain a healthy brain and cardiovascular system

  • Best sources are salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, sprats, anchovies, oysters and mussels.
  • Do not overfeed, as too much fat can counterbalance the benefits of feeding oily fish. Once to three times per week will be sufficient, roughly 90-100gr of oily fish for a 5kg dog. 

White Fish

White fish contain less Omega-3 fatty acids than oily fish, but it’s still a great source of proteins and nutrients.
Easier to digest than meat, perfect for those periods where lighter meals are needed.
Fish can also provide a novel protein for dogs, particularly beneficial in managing and reducing food allergies.
Moreover, whitefish is low in fat, perfect for dogs who require a diet with a moderate amount of fats.

  • Best sources are cod and haddock. 
  • White fish can be a daily ingredient of your dog’s diet if they require hypoallergenic meals


– Rotate the fish yDo not substitute fish with fish oil.

– Fish can be steamed, grilled or baked; do not feed fried fish or cooked with added fats.

– Preferably avoid feeding fish hard bones especially to smaller dogs. 

– Choose responsibly sourced fish from less polluted locations.

– Avoid those types of fish that may also be high in mercury or other contaminants. King mackerel, tilefish, swordfish, shark and bigeye tuna are all very high in mercury and are unsafe to feed.

– Opt for wild-caught fish, as farmed fish tends to be lower in important nutrients, like Omega-3 fatty acids. Some studies have also found that farmed fish contains higher levels of toxins and contaminants.

Your Dog Deserves His Best Life…

A Healthy Outside Starts From The Inside!