Can Dogs Eat Tilapia?

Tilapia is a good source of potassium, folate, vitamin D, and phosphorus. On top of that, it’s a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and low-fat protein. Undoubtedly, tilapia is good for us humans, but what about dogs? Can dogs eat tilapia?

The short answer would be yes, dogs can eat tilapia, but you do have to remove the bones, moderate the quantity of tilapia you give to your dog, and cook the tilapia before giving it your dog.

Dogs Can Occasionally Eat Cooked Tilapia Without the Bones

As uncooked tilapia is likely to contain bacteria, it is necessary to cook the tilapia before giving it your dog.


Dogs can eat cooked tilapia without the bones.

Also, as tilapia contains phosphorus, it’s not a good idea to regularly feed large quantities of tilapia to your dog. In small quantities, though, phosphorus is good for your dog’s teeth and bones.

Also, as the bones of tilapia are likely to get caught in your dog’s throat, it is required to remove the bones before feeding tilapia to your dog.

No Excessive Salt for Dogs!

If you cook tilapia for yourself, you most likely add quite a lot of salt to it, but don’t add a lat of slat to tilapia if you are  preparing it for your dog – salt is poisonous to dogs.

In conclusion, dogs can eat tilapia, but do keep in mind to remove the bones, and cook the tilapia before feeding it your dog.


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