Is salmon skin good for dogs? And why do they crave it

Do you hold your nose for fish treats while your dog cant seem to get enough of them? Do you wonder if salmon skin is actually good for your pet?

Why does my dog smell of fish?

You are not alone, a non-scientific poll conducted by TickledPet found that the biggest turn off for pet parents with fish treats was the smell (for how we fixed that issue, scroll to the bottom). So if you can't seem to stand it, why does your pooch seem to not be able to get enough of them?

According to the experts, the reason they love fish and fish skins is because our pups can smell the health benefits in fish, and so what seems smelly to them, only makes them want it more. 

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the immune system, may decrease inflammation, and can keep your dog’s coat looking shiny and healthy. It’s also a good protein source. If your dog is allergic to more common sources of protein, like chicken, salmon may be a good alternative.

Which brings us to TickledPet salmon skins as dog treats. Salmon skins are long lasting, which makes them perfect as a treat. They are loaded with Omega 3, and being dried, not baked, they keep their natural nutrients. 

Being an oily fish, it's hard to get around salmon skins having a bit of oil on them, but we clean them pretty well to get rid of the scales, this making them easy to handle. 

For pet parents looking for something less “fishy”, we have our cod skins. Being a less fatty fish, they clean up much better, and like all of our fish products, they smell like fish, not dead fish :)