A few nights ago, we played Bella late night! I was up late and on Facebook, so I asked what questions you had for me. One of them came from Michelle who asked the following, Is Tuna Bad For My Dog?
If I am not the expert who has studied in the subject, I never like to speculate. So, I went to on of our trusty resources who has ALWAYS been there for Rocco and our Scottsdale pet sitting clients when ever we have have a question. Dr. Casey is the veterinarian at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital graciously responded to this question for us. Here is what she said:
I am happy to help. Tuna is not at all bad for dogs (or cats). I don’t like it as a primary food source (it shouldn’t be ALL that the pet is eating) but can be given as a treat. Like all deep sea fish, we have to watch for too much mercury- the canned light tuna is lower in mercury than the albacore. The fresh stuff is also fine, just mega-expensive! So as a treat, tuna is fine! The only thing to watch for is an allergy- for some crazy reason my own dog reacts to fish (which is not a common allergy at all 🙂
I hope that this helps!
McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital
So there is the answer! We are so grateful to have Dr. Casey to rely on whenever we have a question!