Did you know that the BBC has ranked wild Alaska Pollock at #19 on its list of the World’s Most Nutritious foods? Bonus points for the fact that this fish is also an excellent addition to your dog’s diet. But what is it about this fish that sets it apart from the ocean’s other culinary contributions? And why should you be adding it to your dog’s dish today?
When it comes to choosing the best ingredients for your dog’s food, fish is often a top contender courtesy of its excellent nutritional profile. But with an ever-increasing array of fishy dog food options available to pet parents searching for the best food for Fido, it can be hard to know which fish is a safe, healthy, delicious addition. Wild Alaska Pollock stands out for several reasons.
Aside from being #19 on BBC’s World’s Most Nutritious foods list, and #5 in the seafood category on said list, here are just a few reasons this fish is an excellent choice compared to many other commonly used fish in dog food.
It is a fin-tastic source of lean, high-quality, highly digestible protein. Protein is essential for your dog’s muscle development, maintenance, and overall health. Ergo, in the right recipes and formulations, wild Alaska Pollock can aid in your pup’s health in those areas.
When you feed your dog a treat like Alaska Naturals® 100% Wild-Caught Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats, for example, you’re giving them a source of protein that is as delicious as it is good for them: high quality, high digestibility, high reward.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Wild Alaska Pollock is also a source of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These essential fatty acids offer numerous health benefits for dogs, including promoting skin, coat, and brain health. DHA, in particular, plays a role in brain development, making it ideal for puppies and senior dogs alike. Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Food Topper for Dogs is a simple, and simply delicious, way to add both the fishy flavor Fido loves, and the benefits of omega-3s to your dog’s diet.
Low Mercury Levels
One of the significant advantages of this wild-caught ocean delight is its relatively low mercury content compared to many other fish species. In fact, the FDA has rated it one of the top five choices for fish with low levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants. This makes it a safe choice for long-term consumption and reduces the risk of mercury-related health issues in dogs.
If your dog has dietary sensitivities or allergies, Alaska Pollock can be a game-changer. Many commercial dog foods use allergens like chicken or beef as primary protein sources, commonly known to trigger digestive issues or skin problems in sensitive dogs. Wild Alaska Pollock provides a novel protein source and hypoallergenic alternative that is less likely to cause adverse reactions.
Of course, how the wild Alaska Pollock you are giving your dog is sourced is important and knowing that you are giving your dog the genuine article makes all the difference. All Alaska Naturals® Alaska Pollock dog food products use only 100% wild and sustainably caught genuine Alaska Pollock in their recipes. What’s more, not only is the fish caught in the USA, but the ensuing products are also made in the USA. When you choose wild Alaska Pollock, you know that all that fishy freshness and goodness has been delivered straight from ocean, to boat, to bowl.
Serve wild Alaska Pollock to your dog today for a wild addition that is as tasty as it is beneficial. But don’t take our word for it. All the proof you need will be in your dog’s dinner-time delight.
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Oil Formula Food Topper for Dogs
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 6.5%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EHA) (min) 7.5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 20.0%
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Pollock Jerky Dog Treats
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 0.5%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EHA) (min) 0.25%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 0.75%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Proﬁles.
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