Can my dog eat shrimp?

Yes. Rich in antioxidants, phosphorus, vitamins B12 and B3 (also called niacin), shrimp can be a healthful addition to your dog’s diet when cooked, shelled, and served in moderation.

Shrimp shells and legs can get stuck in the digestive tract of dogs so it’s important that canines only consume shrimp meat, not shells or legs.

Though low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat, shrimp is high in cholesterol. Consequently, it’s suggested that too many shrimp can be an unhealthy addition to your dog’s diet. Most veterinarians suggest that dogs should be limited to two or three shrimp per meal to avoid adding too much cholesterol or mercury to their diet.


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