When it comes to feeding our furry friends, pet parents are increasingly conscious about the choices we make. Premium ingredients that offer real benefits. Nutrient-dense treats and toppers. Minimally processed pet foods that offer maximum flavor and favor. Now, thanks to an ever-changing environmental landscape, our thoughtful decision-making extends to earth-friendly, sustainable sourcing of the ingredients that go into our pet food choices. Little wonder then that wild-caught, sustainably sourced Alaskan salmon for dogs is having a moment.
Given its nutritional properties, salmon for dogs has long been a smart feeding choice. This is a fish that is (a) packed with protein and (b) which contains omega-3 fatty acids like EPA and DHA, which support your dog’s skin, brain, and coat health*. Not to mention the fact that dogs tend to go wild for its fishy flavor, a wild delight that appeals to their once-roamed-untamed-and-free inner beings!
There is more to salmon, though, than its unique power to entice pets with fishy flavor – and pet parents with the promise of better health and wellbeing for their fur babies.
The Source of Your Salmon Matters
Sourced from the right places, in the right ways, the salmon you feed your dog can not only punch up your dog’s diet with protein power, it ensures that your pet food choices are doing good for the planet too.
Take Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Salmon Oil Formula food topper for dogs and Alaska Salmon Skin Dog Treats. Both these Alaska doggie delights use 100% wild- and sustainably caught Alaskan salmon in their recipes:
Alaskan salmon sourced straight from the perfectly pristine icy waters off the coast of Alaska – where salmon-fishing has sustainability built right into the Alaska state constitution.
Alaskan salmon that is responsibly managed utilizing a world-leading science-based approach to help fish stocks, communities, and entire ecosystems thrive.
Sustainably Sourced Salmon Does Good for Pets and Planet
But why should any of this matter – not only to companies like Alaska Naturals, but to pet parents searching for the perfect pet foods too?
Sustainable seafood is the most environmentally efficient source of protein on the planet.
Sustainability practices like those heralded by the Alaskan seafood industry, value not only the fish itself, but their ecosystem specifically, and the environment and earth more generally.
Alaska Seafood Sustainability Practices also place real value on the families and communities that rely on the fishery for their livelihoods.
Alaskan seafood strives to use 100% of the fish, thereby fully utilizing our abundant resources and wasting nothing.
In other words, choosing Alaska salmon for your dog means, yes, you are choosing a pet seafood delicacy that is healthy and delicious. It also means, however, that you are choosing a pet seafood delicacy that cares about more than just palate or pennies.
With salmon season officially underway, make sure you are choosing the right salmon, sourced sustainably and responsibly. Your dog’s palate, and the planet, thank you.
Alaska Naturals® Wild Alaska Salmon Oil Formula food topper for dogs
Crude Protein (min) 0.01%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 7.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EHA) (min) 8.0% in
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 21%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min)* 1.8%
Pet Treats – Salmon Skin
Crude Protein (min) 70%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (min) 1.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EHA) (min) 0.8%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min)* 2.5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min)* 0.5%
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Proﬁles.
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