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Ok to give canned fish with salt?

April 26th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Hi - I have been trying to add more fresh foods to my two dog's diet but I am having trouble finding canned fish that doesn't have salt in it.

I give canned sardines in Spring water but other than that it seems like most canned fish like salmon and tuna packed in water also contains salt.

Have any of you seen brands that don't have added salt that I am overlooking? Or, am I over-concerned about added salt - maybe it isn't bad for them?


April 26th, 2007, 06:14 PM
Clover leaf has a low sodium in water. 6672758&bmUID=1177627493442&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443296585&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true

Gold Seal also has some tuna and salmon with no salt added

I also read on some site that those on a low sodium diet should rinse canned fish first as it is suppose to remove most of the salt(they said it should remove almost all of it).

April 27th, 2007, 12:03 PM
Thank you for your reply - I'll have to look around for those - I don't think I've ever noticed the low sodium ones but it's good to know that rinsing removes a lot of the salt!

April 27th, 2007, 12:33 PM
I would even rinse the low sodium ones and the others I would rinse twice. :)

April 27th, 2007, 12:39 PM
Agreeed, i'd rinse any of the canned fish.

April 27th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Thanks - that totally makes sense - I just never thought to do it :o

April 27th, 2007, 03:54 PM
yep. drain out all the liquid, refill the can with tap water, let stand for 5 minutes, and drain again. this gets rid of alot of salt, i was told :thumbs up