Are sprats OK for dogs? A Step-by-Step Guide

These omega-3 filled fish are the ideal addition to any raw diet

When it comes to feeding your dog or cat a raw diet, we believe that variety is the key to a healthy animal. Adding sprats to your pets diet is a great way to keep meals interesting – whether you choose to add them as an accompaniment to a raw meal, or even as a topping for kibble if youre not currently feeding an all-raw diet. We offer sprats in various forms, allowing you flexibility when it comes to feeding.

As a family-run raw pet food supplier based in Dorset, we pride ourselves on offering our customers the very freshest products, both locally and nationwide. Our sprats are caught in Devon, delivered to our Dorset stores and frozen within two weeks – you cant get fresher than that! As the sprats are Individually Quick Frozen (IQF), its easy to scoop just a few at a time – no need to defrost the whole packet at once!

How often can you feed your dog sprats?

Dried sprats are a great treat option, but how often dogs can eat sprat depends on their health status. Like any treat, they should be given in moderation which is typically noted as 2-3 dried sprats per day. As mentioned above, sprats should not be given to dogs with conditions that are worsened by fat.

Dogs can have dried sprats as young as 12 weeks old (and that delicious, fishy smell make for a great reward when training puppies)! Just ensure they are broken into small enough pieces when feeding to young puppies.

What are the benefits of sprats for dogs and cats?

As well as being very versatile and easy to feed, sprats also boast a number of great health benefits – including:

  • High in Omega-3 – These essential fatty acids are not naturally produced by dogs, so adding sprats to their diet will help to guarantee theyre getting the nutrients they need
  • Heart health – Whether your dog or cat suffers from heart issues or not, sprats will help to boost and maintain healthy heart function
  • Improved coat & skin -Dogs that are fed sprats a few times a week boast glossy coats and often find that itchy skin conditions are minimised
  • Reduced anxiety & hyperactivity – The Omega-3 in sprats helps to keep dogs and cats calmer and more focused
  • Regulate allergies – Omega-3 also helps dogs and cats to regulate any allergens they may be sensitive to
  • Arthritis relief – Feeding sprats can help to reduce inflammation and relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis in cats and dogs
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