Can Dogs Eat Anchovies? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Yes, you can let your dog eat anchovies as an occasional treat. It should, however, not be a mainstay of a dog’s diet. Anchovies can be beneficial for dogs because they are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which offers numerous anti-inflammatory benefits.

With anchovies, the one thing you must avoid is to serve fish that have been salted heavily or packed in oil. Dogs that eat too much salt are at risk of developing gastrointestinal problems. You can let your dog eat dried anchovies that have not been salted or spiced, or you can serve them fresh, raw anchovies.

As a general rule of thumb, we wouldn’t let your dog eat more than two or three anchovies per day, although the recommended amount may differ based on the dog’s size. Aside from anchovies, there are other human foods that dog owners need to be careful with. Check out our comprehensive database of human foods to find out more.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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