|Barked: Fri Nov 30, '12 11:42pm PST |
|Saya loves raw smelt, mackerel, pacific saury also know as mackerel pike..
I get the mackerel and saury from a Asian market and smelt from butcher or walmart.
The walmarts near me has smelt in the fish area by where the talapia and shrimp is.
Saya loves all listed above and has done fine.
For a young dog I'd start with smelt as they're smaller and easier to handle.
Pacific saury is good too. I'd cut it in portions of I fed it to a young pup as the big size might overwhelm the dog.
Don't buy tons of the fish in case the dog doesn't like it. Could always mix what you have with ground meat.
Saya has had no issue with fish bones of mackerel or pacific saury. Mackerel probably has biggest bones compared to the saury.
Coarse if puppy is a gulper maybe feed semi frozen to help slow down.
Coarse start off slow with the fish. Smelt is good to start withlike I said can cut it easily and feed however much you need..
Some Salmon and trout can have a parasite or something that hurts dogs can be fatal.. I think salmon from certain parts of world are OK. Not sure exactly where.
I give caned sardines, salmon, and mackerel makes a yummy snack or small meal.
Coarse not raw, but caned fish is still good I think.
Saya was a bit overwhelmed with the saury fish I just kept offering it and eventually once day instead of licking it and eating tiny bit she ate it all.
It might take time or maybe your dog will love fish. Fish is Saya's favorite meal.
I hope raw diet goes well for you read up on it.
These threads are all nice and full of info.
Blue gill isn't as nutritional as say mackerel or salmon, but Saya has had one I caught for her. I gutted it, kept the head on then cut the back and belly fins as it's very sharp.
She had no issue with the fish bones on it she spit some out after getting the fish meat.