A friend of ours once brought expensive smoked salmon to our New Year's Eve party but no one wanted to eat it. No one except Isis and Phoebe that is! They kept circling the platter just waiting for a chance to snatch some up. The next morning I mixed all that leftover smoked salmon in with their breakfast.... shhh! don't tell our friend we gave the salmon he brought us to the dogs! They went wild for it, gobbling it all up in seconds flat.
So that's how we learned that our dogs LOVE FISH! Being a Siberian Husky, I can understand Isis having a thing for fish because in the arctic fish would have been the main food source. But Phoebe, a Lhasa Apso mix, loves it too. Who knew?!
|Isis is licking her lips with anticipation, knowing the sweet taste of luscious tuna will soon be hers!|
Now we look for dog food and treats that contain fish. Fish, sweet potato, and pumpkin are Isis and Phoebe's favorite ingredients of all time! Isis can be super finicky about food, but throw some salmon, tuna, or any other kind of fish into the mix and she'll scarf it right down. Nature's Recipe and (Dick Van Patten's) Natural Balance both make high quality dog food and treats that contain fish and sweet potato. Nature's Recipe has a Salmon, sweet potato, and pumpkin dog food that Isis and Phoebe love.
|Bag of Nature's Recipe Salmon, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin dog food - YUM!|
|Delicious treats from actor Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance. Phoebe's jumping up trying to get at the treats!|
Because fish has such good health benefits, we don't feel guilty about giving Isis and Phoebe fresh tuna, salmon, or swordfish every now and then. We make sure the fish is as fresh as possible, not salted or drowning in heavy seasoning, sauces or oils. Beware of feeding your dog raw fish though, it could contain parasites and present a choking hazard. Cooking fish properly will kill parasites. Small bones found in raw fish could cause choking or gastrointestinal problems.
|Isis polishing off what's left in the packet of tuna my husband gave her.|
Do your dogs like fish? If you treat your dog to fish, what kind do they like? Let us know by posting a comment.
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