Can a dog eat prawns?
Many people like to eat fish, fish is a special product which in average is slightly higher in price than meat. But the advantage to fish is that this is good addition to the daily amount of omega 3. Shrimps are available in all shapes and sizes, that they are healthy for us is scientifically proven. But does this also apply to our dog, can a dog eat shrimp? Read the answers to your questions in the blog below.
What are shrimps?
Shrimps fall under the category crustaceans, we know the North Sea shrimp here in the Netherlands. Gambas, on the other hand, do not fall into the same category because they have a different structure than real shrimps. When the water in which they live becomes warmer, they often grow faster. In addition, the North Sea shrimp are the most active at night.
Nutritional value of a shrimp
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Dangerous for your dog?
Many dogs occasionally find a shrimp very tasty, and this also provides a good source of vitamins and minerals. So you can give your dog a shrimp every now and then without any problems. Make sure that the shrimps are unpeeled and do not contain herbs. If you spice a shrimp with salt for example, this can cause problems since a dog can not tolerate salt properly.
Do I have to go to the vet?
If your dog has eaten an unpeeled shrimp he may suffer from vomiting, since the shell of a shrimp is quite hard, this can cause problems with digestion. If you are in doubt, it is advisable to always contact your veterinarian. In such situations he can best provide you with appropriate advice.