One morning I made a tuna sandwich as my breakfast in the kitchen. My dog came out and looked up at me, as if waiting for something to eat. I was prepared to save a little for my dog, but can dogs eat tuna?
Yes, dogs can eat tuna. Many commercial dog food contains tuna. The tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein, it’s great for dogs. Omega-3 fatty acids are thought to have a wide range of beneficial effects, especially for brain and nerve development. It can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Tuna also contains vitamin D can help absorb the calcium and improve dog’s coat.
Although tuna is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. You should remember the dog food can provide the most nutrients and calories, treats are merely the complement like tuna. According to the ASPCA, dogs can eat tuna occasionally as a treat but can’t eat large amounts, because tuna is known to be high in mercury, too much intake can cause mercury poisoning. On the other hand, dog’s digestive system is sensitive, feeding too much can cause an upset stomach.
In conclusion, you can feed dogs with tuna in small quantities, just as a treat.