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Can dogs eat salmon?

Yes, dogs can eat salmon. Salmon tastes delicious, and makes dogs mouth water.

Salmon has high nutritive value, many commercial dog foods contain salmon. Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which protect dog’s immune system and improve dog’s skin and coat health. Salmon can help relieve the allergy symptoms for some dogs which have allergies. Salmon skin and salmon oil are health for your pooch. Salmon contains barely any mercury, it’s safe for dogs.

Don’t feed your dog the raw salmon, because raw salmon may be infected with the nasty parasites named nanophyetus salmincola which can cause salmon poisoning disease. The common symptoms of salmon poisoning are vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea, lymphedema and dehydration. If left untreated, the disease is more likely to be fatal for dogs. General vets use worming tablets and antibiotics to treat salmon poisoning disease.

As long as you thoroughly cook the salmon, you can feed it. High temperature will kill the parasite and protect your dog. Don’t feed with lox and smoked salmon as they aren’t thoroughly cooked.

You have to remember to remove the bones of salmon which can be stuck in dog’s throat and hurt dog’s mouth and digestive tract. You should be careful as it can be fatal. If you feed dogs with canned salmon, you’d better make sure there is no bone in it.

Salmon is health food for dogs, you could add small amounts of salmon in dog’s regular food.