How much tuna should I give my dog? Tuna is safe when fed in moderation, but do not feed your dog tuna regularly as it will contribute to the accumulation of mercury in your pooch’s tissues. Keep any tuna your dog eats to a small amount, as little as one tablespoon, and do not feed them tuna every day.
Can dogs have canned tuna in water? Dogs can safely consume tuna in small amounts. The best kind to offer your pet is tuna canned in water, with no added salt. Small portions will keep the risk of mercury poisoning low while providing your pet with the nutritional benefits of the fish.
Why is tuna bad for dogs? Fresh tuna has much higher levels of mercury than other types of fish, such as salmon and tilapia. Consuming too much mercury can result in mercury poisoning, which can cause severe, or potentially fatal, health complications.
Can I mix tuna with dog food? Yes, you can feed your dog canned tuna, as long as you do so in moderation and only infrequently, and you choose the version that’s packed in fresh water instead of oil or salted water. It’s also important to check the label and make sure there is no extra salt added to the canned tuna.