Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines?

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sardines2I read this piece on Dogster by Julia Szabo about feeding your dog sardines.   You can read the full story here:

Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines? You Should Be! | Dogster

The author points out that sardines make a great addition to your dog’s meals.  She suggests 1 sardine for every 20 lbs. that your dog weighs.  Each sardine contains about 25 kcals and 175 mg of Omega-3 fats.

Heath Benefits of Sardines

Fish is  a low calorie source of both high quality protein and omega-3 fats.  Like with humans, there are many health benefits associated with eating fish including:

– reduced inflammation

– improved immune system

– supports a healthy cardiovascular system

– supports a healthy skin and coat

If you do decide to incorporate sardines into  your dog’s diet, do as Julia suggests (and I agree) and stick with the water packed ones.

Cost of Sardines

I did a check on the price of Sardines and found that you can buy a 3.75 Oz can of water packed sardines for $1.09 at a major grocery chain.  One can contains about 185 kcals and thus, about 7-8 pieces per can.  Thus, sardines are fairly affordable and a bargain if you consider the health benefits that are contained in the product.

 

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  1. Gizmo loves sardines…They’re one of the most economical treats i can give him
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  2. Sardines are one of my favorite treats! Ma gives me one with dinner. They are tasty and affordable!
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  3. Gross gross gross! I can’t stand the smell of sardines. My poor doggies have to make do with duck poo.
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  4. Woof! Woof! Have not tried sardines. It’s Tasty Tuesday on my blog, add this post/url to the hop. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  5. Yep, we buy them in bulk at Costco; the dogs get them once a week. They love them, but get tired of them if we feed them too often. It’s a healthy treat that they enjoy. I like them too 🙂
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  6. Love sardines! Here’s one of my fave recipes… http://kirbythedorkie.com/home/2013/1/8/polpette-di-sarde.html

  7. Shiner got to try some sardines recently – she loved them!
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  8. Koly & Fe both love sardines too! They don’t get them all the time, since Kol tends to turn into a bit of a chunky monkey, but every few days. Love ’em
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