Protein Spotlight: Wild-Caught Salmon

JULY 2021

Tags - Dogs, Food, Pets, Salmon

At Shine Pet Food: Our salmon is sustainably sourced, wild-caught off the coast of Alaska. And it’s routinely tested for mercury and other toxins.  

The Benefits: Wild-caught salmon has a bounty of omega-3 fatty acids, which help your dogs in many ways—from improved coat and skin to stronger joints and increased organ health. Omega-3 fatty acid is essential because, just like humans, dogs cannot produce it in their bodies; they have to get it from their diet. Wild-caught salmon is also extremely low in saturated fat, high in protein, and a good source of selenium, which has been found to reduce the chances of getting certain types of cancer in dogs.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine: Overall, salmon is considered a neutral (yin and yang balanced) protein but the wild variety leans more toward the cooling and yin-supportive side based on its natural environment and diet.