Not that many years ago in the dog world nutrition made it’s break through. The realization that dogs needed Omega 3 as well as other minerals and essential vitamins became common knowledge. Dog food companies have done a great job of marketing their products as the only way to get the right mix of nutrition.
And so, we have become a society that believes dog food is the only way to go. Please rethink this one and Join My Inbox ReVIBE | Dogs + Joy + Vibrance for healthy alternatives.
Is Fish the Best Way to Get Omega 3 in Dogs
Sure, non processed anything is probably best. True for our dogs and true for ourselves, BUT when it come to fish here’s an ugly fact you probably didn’t know. And the reason I stopped feeding my dogs anything that has fish in it that is processed or not directly from Maui (never left the island kinda thing).
*One exception for me. I live in Hawaii and will feed myself as well as my dogs locally caught fish that has not left the island for processing, fresh never frozen!
Guess Where Most Fish is Processed – CHINA
Yep, the same place the chicken jerky treats that are killings dogs. China. Yes it is true. Doesn’t matter if it was caught in Alaska or even Hawaii. Most fish is caught fresh, frozen, shipped to China, thawed, processed, re-frozen and shipped all over the world. Be aware that chemicals are added during processing in China too.
That’s information for both people and dogs! Read more at Something is Fishy
Dog Food Kibble with Fish as an Ingredient – Just Say No
As I have been a big proponent of making people aware, dog food manufacturers aren’t held to high standards. That means what is going into kibble, even some high end premium food, is really scary. Diseased animals, hooves, hair, even plastic is the latest new ingredient in approved for dog food. For real!
Those few facts alone tell me the fish that is going into dog food is for sure without a doubt from China. And it also tells me it’s not sushi grade fish going into that food.
Just Say NO to Fish in Dog Food Kibble
Sure, your dog needs Omega 3, so share yours! We use Nordic Naturals Omega 3. Cut it in half or give it every other day depending on the size of your dog. But please, stop feeding your dog fish processed in China. And yes, I am suggesting you use human grade Omega 3 for your dog. *The Whole Dog Journal that stated dogs should get 100 to 150 mg per body weight of omega 3s daily.
And seriously you many want to consider what fish you are eating yourself!
Those of us in Maui have resources because a little fish is really good for everyone. Just make sure you know where it came from!
Jt Clough lives in Maui, Hawaii and practices health, happiness, natural remedies and training for dogs and their people. Her uncanny way of communication with both dogs and people is healing and her training is effective physically and emotionally. Her work at ReVIBE | Dogs + Joy + Vibrance is for people looking to live healthier and happier lives through their dogs and her passion for it has helped so many to find and do that thing they’ve been talking about or wishing to happen for so long. She is a dog whisperer for our best friends, specializing in private training and dog retreats, studies natural dog remedies, nutrition and communication. Her latest publications are Pumpkin Dog Food + Treats Recipes and 5K Training Guide | Running with Dogs.