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Can dogs eat fish?

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Sources disagree on whether dogs can eat fish safely. K9 Magazine says that fish are a high-quality source of omega-3 fatty acids, while Dr. Karen Becker says that most fish in the pet food industry is preserved using carcinogenic ethoxyquin and should be avoided.

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Other concerns with feeding fish to dogs include mercury poisoning and thiamine deficiency. Feeding salmon to dogs may cause salmon poisoning disease, which can be fatal and occurs when a pet ingests the parasite Neorickettsia helminthoeca. These risk factors are highest when feeding a dog a mostly fish-based diet, though the risks depend on the source and type of fish.


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