Sardines are so good for your pets and they will love them. It’s rare when a treat this tasty and convenient is also packed with beneficial nutrients.
Can Dogs & Cats Have Sardines?
Yes! Sardines have many health benefits for your pet. It’s rare when a treat this tasty and convenient is also packed with beneficial nutrients.
Sardines are small but are packed with nutrition for cats and dogs. Sardines are full of omega-3 fatty acids and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Fatty acids have many health benefits, help brain development (great for kittens and puppies) like cancer prevention, reducing inflammation, and keep the immune system strong. CoQ10 supports healthy heart, circulation, and is also excellent for preventing dental disease in both cats and dogs!
Sardine Tips For Your Pet
Do be careful feeding Sardines to dogs if they are in a sauce. Skip sardines slathered in sauce — such as oil, mustard or ketchup — and check the ingredient panel for the lowest-sodium options available. No need for any added oil salt or other ingredients. Some of those can be harmful! Do not feed sardines daily, as too much fish can form urinary crystals in cats.
Don't feed your pet too many sardines as they may develop a fishy smell. If your cat or dog starts to produce a fishy order, simply reduce the amount and frequency of feeding sardines. A spoonful of coconut oil with sardines does counteract the strong oceanic odor!
Serving Sardines To Cats & Dogs
Adding sardines to your pet's diet will add some nutrition but be aware that one small sardine contains about 25 calories and 175 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, which can be a pretty substantial treat for dogs. To cut back on the calories, cut sardines for dogs up into a few pieces. No worries about the raw bones, for dogs or cats — they’re safe and will supply some calcium and additional help benefits.
When you start giving your pets new foods (like sardines), always start slowly and with a small amount. They should not cause an upset stomach, but it’s better to be safe than have a sick pet and a mess to clean up.
Fun Facts About Sardines
Don't throw out the water the sardines are packed in! This juice makes an excellent, flavorful gravy or topper for your dog or cat's food. Sardine juice has some nutritional benefits as well. If you need to give your pet a pill, you can crush it up and mix it with the sardine juice as it is great for masking the unpalatable smell of hard-to-swallow medications.
Sardine Products We Carry At The Pet Beastro
We carry a few sardine products that we love at the store.
Tiki Cat Canned Cat Food Bora Bora Grill 2.8 oz single
Keep your feline friend happy and healthy with Tiki Cat! These delicious meals are high protein to support healthy muscles plus sunflower oil rich in omegas that nourish the skin and coat. Tiki Cat provides a balanced and complete diet for cats of all ages with essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and taurine. Made with real chicken broth so it provides essential moisture to keep your feline friend hydrated and support overall health. This fancy consomme-based formula is great for picky eaters, and contains no grains, gluten, carbohydrates, starches or flours.
Granville Pure Protein Treats Dog & Cat Dried Sardine
Get your dog and cat ready for a tasty protein-packed treat from the Granville Island Pet Treatery! Their Pure Protein Treats are an all-natural single-ingredient treat that your fur babies will love! Made from 100% pure dried sardines for a yummy and savory snack your pet will find irresistible! Each sardine is loaded with protein to provide a palatable and nutritious snack. Sardines are also packed with rich omega-3 fatty acids for healthy and shiny skin and coat! Perfect as a training reward or simply as a treat to show your furry best friend how much you love them! Safe and healthy for both dogs and cats. No Artificial Additives. Made in Canada.
LiveLong Cat Canned Food
Yummy Seafood - Salmon & Sardine
Have your cat live a long and happy life with yummy meals from LiveLong! LiveLong provides moist complete and balanced meals for your cat that are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to keep them strong and healthy! Made with high-quality proteins like salmon and sardines mixed with organic veggies for your cat's nutrition. LiveLong uses USA-sourced ingredients to provide your cat with the very best. Formulated for All Life Stages. Grain-Free. Made in the USA.
LiveLong Dog Canned Food Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe
Help your dog live a long and happy life with tasty meals from LiveLong! LiveLong provides savory and moist complete and balanced meals for your dog that are packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to keep them strong and healthy! Made with high-quality proteins like fish mixed with organic veggies like sweet potatoes for your dog's nutrition. LiveLong uses USA-sourced ingredients to provide your dog with the very best. Formulated for All Life Stages. Grain-Free. Made in the USA.
Szabo, J. (2019, January 2). Sardines for Dogs? Can Dogs Eat Sardines? Retrieved November 16, 2019, from https://www.dogster.com/dog-food/sardines-for-dogs.