Can a Dog Eat Tuna?
When you're trying to get your dog to engage in its primal food instincts during training sessions, it can be difficult to know what the right thing to feed it is. You want to make sure that your dog is getting the right amount of nutrition, but you also don't want to overfeed it. So, can a dog eat tuna?
The short answer is yes, dogs can safely eat canned tuna as long as it is packed in water and has no added salt or other seasonings. As Daniels explains:
"Chicken broth and tuna fish are my cure-alls for dogs that don't want to eat their regular food and don't want to drink water. Sometimes I'll take the tuna fish can and squeeze the juice out into her water bowl and the water is gone in 2 seconds."
If you choose to feed your dog tuna, make sure it is canned in water rather than oil. Oil-packed tuna contains high levels of fat that can be difficult for dogs to digest. Additionally, there are a few things to keep in mind when feeding your dog tuna.
First, while tuna is a good source of protein, it is also high in mercury. Too much mercury can be toxic to dogs, so it's important to limit their intake of canned tuna. Second, canned tuna can sometimes contain bones, which can be a choking hazard for dogs. However, if you're careful to remove all the bones before feeding your dog canned tuna, it should be fine.
In general, it's best to feed your dog canned tuna no more than once or twice a week. If you're looking for a healthy way to add some variety to your dog's diet, consider mixing canned tuna with their kibble.
So there you have it! Canned tuna is safe for dogs to eat as long as it is properly prepared and fed in moderation. Try adding a little to your dog's next meal and see how they like it!
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