Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?

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Shrimp are safe for dogs

Shrimp is safe to feed to your dog. It is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids and relatively low in fat. It is important to cook the shrimp. Raw shrimp may contain parasites that can be harmful to your dog. The shell should also be removed as it can be a choking hazard to smaller dogs. It’s best to cook or steam shrimp plain. Avoid using oil, butter, garlic, or any other ingredient which may be harmful to your dog. Only feed shrimp, to your dog, in moderation.