Wild-caught Alaska pollock and salmon offer a tasty, wholesome, healthy addition to your furry friend’s bowl. However, if you’re new to incorporating these fish into your dog’s diet, you might have a few questions. Fortunately, we have answers! Read on for everything you need to know about adding wild Alaska pollock and salmon to your dog’s diet.

Frequently Asked Questions About Feeding Dogs Wild Alaska Pollock and Wild Alaska Salmon

1. What Are the Benefits of Feeding My Dog Wild Alaska Salmon and Pollock?

Wild Alaskan salmon and pollock contain both Eicosapentaenoic (EPA)* and Docosahexaenoic (DHA)* omega-3 fatty acids, which support your dog’s brain health, and promote a shiny coat and healthy skin. When fed as a jerky or salmon skin treat, they are also an excellent source of lean protein, with the added bonus of a satisfyingly fish-tastic flavor that dogs just love!

2. What’s the best way to incorporate Alaska Salmon and Pollock into my dog’s diet safely?

The very best way to introduce these two tasty smackerels from the sea into your dog’s diet is as a food topper or treat.

Alaska Naturals® makes this a simple, and simply sensational, addition with their range of food toppers for dogs – available in both a Wild Alaska Pollock Oil and a Wild Alaska Salmon Oil Formula. Or try their tasty treats: Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats and Wild Alaska Salmon Skin Dog Treats.

It’s also important to choose products crafted with limited, simple ingredients that have been specifically formulated for dogs. This means saying no to unnecessary additives, seasoning, or colors. Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil food topper for dogs, for example, is made using just two ingredients, and contains no artificial colors or flavors.

In fact, Alaska Naturals uses only 100% wild-caught fish in all their wild Alaska pollock and salmon pet food products. The products are then carefully crafted at home in the USA, specifically for dogs.

3. How Much Should I Feed My Dog?

The serving size depends on your dog’s size and activity level as well as the type of salmon or pollock pet food product you have chosen. Always follow feeding instructions and directions as provided on packaging. And remember: pet treats and food toppers should not exceed 10% of your dog’s calorie intake.

4. Is There a Risk of Allergies?

Food allergies in dogs are relatively uncommon, and salmon and pollock fish are not typically ingredients associated with sensitivities. In fact, the FDA has rated wild Alaska pollock as one of the top five safe choices for fish with low levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants. Wild Alaska Salmon has also been rated as a “best choice” by the Environmental Defense Fund for its low mercury content.

As with any new addition to your dog’s diet, however, start slowly and keep an eye on how their bodies’ respond.

5. Are Salmon and Pollock Safe for my Dog?

Alaska Naturals® products are safe for your dog to consume. Their fish oil and fish treats are never raw to ensure that you, your household, and your pet stay safe.

Note: for an added level of safety, make sure to always wash your hands prior to and after feeding your dog fish treats.

6. What If My Dog Doesn’t Like the Taste of Salmon/Pollock?

Truth be told, we have yet to meet a dog who does not go wild for wild fishy flavors! That being said, not all dogs have the same palate, and some may be less enthusiastic about fish. If your dog isn’t a fan, small amounts of an oil food topper – like those provided by Alaska Naturals – mixed into their food is a sneaky way to get all the goodness of these fish into your dog’s diet. Gradually, your dog might even develop a taste for these nutrient-rich options.

In the right formats and formulations, your dog can only but benefit from the goodness of wild Alaska pollock and salmon. Add these fin-tastic fish to your dog’s diet today.

Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Food Topper for Dogs
Guaranteed Analysis:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 7.5%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 6.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 20.0%

Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats
Guaranteed Analysis:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 0.25%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 0.75%

Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Salmon Oil Formula Food Topper for Dogs
Guaranteed Analysis:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 8.0%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 7.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 21%

Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Salmon Skin Dog Treats
Guaranteed Analysis:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (min) 0.8%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (min) 1.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 2.5%

* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profile.

Add Wild Alaska Pollock and Salmon to your dog's diet


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