Benefits of Oily Fish
We feed our Scotties sardines, tuna and other oily fish 1-2 times per week as part of their balanced diet.
Oily fish has exceptional levels of omega 3, 6 & 9 (DHAs & EPAs) which are excellent for your dog’s brain function and may also assist with cardiovascular health, teeth, nails, skin & coat and contains natural anti-inflammatory properties.
The most important is omega 3 fatty acid as it plays a major role in the functioning of the immune system and the maintenance of all hormonal systems in the body. DHA is important for visual, brain & nervous system development. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We feed our Scotties whole prey sardines once per week and here’s why:
- Sardines are great for preventing cancer and dental disease in dogs
- They are rich in antioxidants
- Sardines balance the fats in other protein sources I feed throughout the week
- Sardines are naturally rich in Vitamin D. Did you know dogs can’t produce their own Vitamin D and therefore rely on it from food? A study was evaluated by Dogs Naturally Magazine that evaluated dogs low in Vitamin D being at risk for cancer.
- They’re great source of Vitamin B-12
Sardines are a great protein source that provides significant Vitamin B3, B12 and D, selenium, and healthy omega-3 Fatty acids. Sardines are also a good source of phosphorus and calcium.
Always ensure any fresh or canned fish you feed is salt free and has been caught in oceans that are known to be free of radiation and mercury.