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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MerlinsHope View Post
You can feed your dog any kind of fish -seafoods included.
It should be frozen for at least 10 days ( hard freeze), to kill any flukes or other parasites.

Anyfish is good. You can easily deviate away from the fatty fish if you want to because the reason we feed those is for the Omega 3+6, but they are very fatty, so other types of fish a more than positive because they offer quality protein without the excess fat, so the portions would be different

Dogs only need a small amount of fatty fish, whereas they can eat copius amounts of non fatty. ( white fish, flounder, sole, cod, etc)

Please be aware that freezing will not kill the unwanted parasite in steelheads, but the parasite is only located in their heads not in the body.
It's just best to avoid that particular fish altogether.

The best place to start to learn about choosing fish is at Oceans Alive:
http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=1521

You can learn what fish to avoid, which ones are safe, which ones you should avoid for ethical reasons.

Cheers
MM
Yes, freeze fish first and here is some great info on freezing ....

http://www.itsfortheanimals.com/must...n_for_dogs.htm



And, yes, don't feed alot of fatty fish because it can cause a thiamine (one of the B vitamins) deficiency.



MerlinsHope, please provide more information about this statement ...

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Please be aware that freezing will not kill the unwanted parasite in steelheads, but the parasite is only located in their heads not in the body.
It's just best to avoid that particular fish altogether.
I would say not only steelhead (whether you call it trout or salmon) but also any anadromous fish from the West Coast needs to be frozen, as per the instructions in the link above, before feeding.

Can you please provide information about the parasite only being in the heads of these fish. We lived on the NW coast of BC of 10 yr and were always under the impression that it was the whole fish.

In fact, everyone said (including first nations people that have lived there for years) that wolves are known to only eat the heads of these fish and presumably because they "knew" better.
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