In general, clams are a safe food for dogs, below you will see their benefits, but we say that their safety status is moderate because canned clams can be harmful.
Benefits of Canned Clams
- They provide iron and folic acid to the diet, which allows blood formation and helps in anemic or hemorrhagic processes.
- Contain omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to heart health and promote healthy hair.
- They help maintain strong bones due to their calcium content.
- They provide selenium, which makes your immune system stronger.
Risks of Canned Clams
The cans in which clamshells and many other foods are packaged contain a chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA).
This BPA is what makes it possible for them to last a long time, preserve them, and prevents oxidation, but it is considered harmful because it has been proven to be susceptible to cause heart disease, diabetes, among other diseases.
So it is not recommended to give canned food on a daily basis.