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Whole trout?

December 9th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Hubby disagrees with me. Back me up? lol

We have 3 whole pan sized Brook Trout cleaned and packed in water (from our well) in the freezer. Not likely we're going to eat them. I don't like that kind of fish anyway. These fish are wild caught way in the bush about an hour drive from our house.

Here's a picture from the web. They are really pretty colored fish. I've had my fair share of fishing w/ hubby, these fish really don't put up much of a fight and boring IMO.

Hubby wants to make sure it's safe for Belle to eat a whole fish raw, head and all. She eats turkey necks and other raw meat with gusto already and loves tuna. This coming summer we're going to fish some mackerel for her. Linx loves mackerel too, but prefers it boiled for some reason.

Should we remove the fins though?

December 9th, 2007, 01:18 PM
I feed whole fish often enough, fins heads tails and all...
I have fed pike (known to americans as something else), pickeral (walleye) bass, trout (speckled and rainbow) as well as a few crappy.
The dogs have never had an issue with digesting any parts.
The only store baught fish I feed is Mackeral and its whole as well.
I'd say go ahead and feed it.:thumbs up

December 9th, 2007, 02:57 PM
I give whole fish to my dog as well, she just loves it. I don't remove anything, just freeze and then give her the whole thing and everything goes in fine and everything comes out fine:D