Can dogs eat Tilefish?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Tilefish are rich in protein and amino acids essential for healthy cells, muscles, and tissues.
  • Tilefish are high in vitamin B12, which is essential to keep nerve and blood cells healthy.
  • Tilefish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which support a dog's heart health.

Risks

health-risks
  • Tilefish is one of the fish varieties with the highest levels of mercury. Because of its long lifespan, tilefish accumulate large amounts of mercury. Therefore, serving tilefish to dogs increases the risk of mercury poisoning.
  • The bones of the tilefish are a choking hazard and can cause intestinal damage or blockage.
  • Raw tilefish may contain bacteria and parasites.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Due to the high mercury level in tilefish, it is not recommended to give tilefish to dogs as a meal replacement or regularly.
  • If you decide to share some tilefish with your dog, make sure only to give the cooked flesh without any bones, and to serve in moderation.

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