A lot of people have discovered the health benefits of salmon, and have made it a part of their diets. Now our dogs are finding foods with salmon on the menu, thanks to products like Beneful® Chopped Blends™ with salmon, sweet potatoes, brown rice and spinach dog food.
While there’s little doubt that your best buddy would consider a salmon dog food to be a delicious addition to his diet, you might ask whether salmon is a good food for dogs. Could it have any specific benefits for your dog?
The answer is yes.
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential for normal physiologic function, cell membrane structure and cell function. As a component of a complete and balanced diet they can provide many benefits, including helping to manage inflammation, especially in the skin and joints.
Salmon is also a source of protein, which helps with these important bodily functions:
- Maintaining and repairing cells and other tissues (such as skin, muscle, bone and hair)
- Helping to support the immune system
- Making hormones, antibodies, and enzymes
Protein can also give your dog the calories to help fuel his energy. As part of a complete and balanced diet, it does a lot to help keep him healthy and going strong.
With all the healthy attributes salmon can bring to your dog’s diet, a food with salmon is certainly worth considering. Especially with the added bonus that your best buddy is sure to find this beneficial fish a tasty change.
Check out our Beneful Originals recipe, made with real salmon here.