Pop quiz: Can dogs eat fish? It's a commonly asked question about a somewhat uncommon dog food ingredient. The short answer: Dogs can eat fish. In fact, fish ingredients like salmon, fish meal and fish oil each have important nutrients that can benefit your dog's overall health. Here are the some of the nutritional benefits fish can have for your dog:

Protein in fish

Salmon is an excellent source of protein and essential amino acids. The high-quality fish protein in each Just Right® blend supports essential functions like tissue repair and muscle growth. Learn more about how we source the salmon in our blends.

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish

Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in fish and are known as the "good" fatty acids. One omega-3, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), nourishes brain and vision development in puppies, while another omega-3 fatty acid called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) helps support joint health in adult dogs. Since dogs cannot produce omega-3 fatty acids on their own, they must get them through their diet.

Important minerals from fish

Salmon and fish meal provide calcium, phosphorus and other important minerals to your dog’s diet. These minerals can help support strong muscles, bones and teeth.


Want to see how fish can benefit your dog's nutrition? Create your dog's personalized blend of food with real salmon, chicken, or lamb as the first ingredient.

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