Should I Be Feeding My Dog Wild-Caught or Farmed Salmon?
It turns out that salmon is at its best when it is caught fresh from the wild. According to The Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, the benefits of wild caught salmon are vastly higher than those found in factory farming. Looking at what makes wild caught more healthy, here are the factors:
Wild Caught Salmon Has Higher Levels Of Nutritional Value
Both wild-caught and farmed salmon are healthy for your dog. But it is important to note that wild-caught salmon is documented to have three times less saturated fat than farm-raised salmon. Saturated fats are not the kind of fats we want in our dog's body. On top of this, wild caught salmon has fewer calories. That’s a win-win!
Less Risk Of Contaminants And Pollutants
No matter where you get your fish, there's always going to be a risk of contaminants and pollution. However, studies have proven that farmed salmon holds a higher risk of containing contaminants such as Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). POPs can increase the body’s resistance to insulin, which can make treatment for diabetes much more dangerous and ineffective for your puppy.
Farmed Salmon Can Be Overloaded With Antibiotics
Antibiotics are commonly used in farmed salmon as a means to keep food safe. However, it has been well documented that the levels of antibiotics that are injected into farmed salmon can exceed safe levels for consumption. This means that no matter how you prepare farmed salmon for your dog, he can get sick just from eating his food.