Fish Dog Treats: The Importance of Healthy Eating and Development

In order to have a well-fed and satisfied doggo pal, you need to explore the options for highly nutritional meals and treats that can make for a healthy development. There are lots of options out there: raw food, home-cooked, semi-moist/moist canned food and kibble. Apart from making sure you commit to changing up the variety when it comes to the form in which the food comes, it is also important to include variety ingredients-wise. That being said, something that must be included in the meal plan are the fish treats.

Fish is an excellent addition to a dog’s balanced diet as it is rich in amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids. They are vital for ensuring great coat and skin condition, mobility and cardiac health. Furthermore, the omega-3 in fish dog treats can help reduce joint inflammation and cartilage breakdown. Another health benefit from fish dog treats is that they are weight control food that has lower fat and protein content as well as low calories that can help the dog maintain a more controlled diet.

Not only do fish dog treats provide health benefits, but they are also rich in minerals, vitamins, protein, fibre and omega-3 – everything a dog needs for strong and healthy brain and proper eye development. Furthermore, the fish proteins reduce the growth of harmful gut bacteria and can be great helpers for dogs with sensitive stomachs.

When it comes to sensitivity, a lot of dogs suffer from allergies. The bioavailable essential fatty acids in fish dog treats can help to heal sore, flaky, damaged or itchy skin. This is because of the omega-3 which has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces inflamed skin and increases skin hydration. This leads to lessening the intensity of many allergies including the dog’s reaction to pollen and other common allergy triggers.

Another important thing to mention is that fish dog treats can be excellent for the dog’s dental health. For example, chewable hard fish sticks are what your dog needs to stop mouth tissue and bone-structure damage. Or you can go with a shark tail packed with glucosamine which can be a real chewing challenge but a real winner for dental health.

Finally, not all types of fish should be offered to your dog. Fish that contain high mercury levels (like the tuna and swordfish) should be cautiously given or avoided altogether. Also, shellfish should be cooked so that they don’t upset the stomach. All in all, raw fish should be avoided. However, fish treats that are dried to perfection through a slow air-dehydration process are perfectly safe and it is strongly recommended for them to be included in their meal plan.