How to Safely Prepare Salmon for Your Canine Companion at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

raw salmon meat on wooden board

Salmon is a highly nutritious treat for our furry friends at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill. However, many pet parents are unsure about the best way to cook salmon for dogs. It’s important to note that raw salmon should never be offered to dogs, as it may contain a parasite fluke known as Neorickettsia helminthoeca, which can lead to salmon poisoning. But don’t worry, we’re here to guide you on how to prepare salmon safely for your beloved canine companion.

Cooking Salmon for Your Canine Friend

Cooking salmon for your dog is a simple and straightforward process. The key is to ensure it’s cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, which will kill any bacteria or parasites present. At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we prioritize your pup’s health and safety, so it’s crucial to cook the salmon without any garlic, onions, or other seasonings that could make your dog sick. Simply cook the salmon the same way you would for humans, but remember to avoid using spices or their powdered forms, as they can be toxic to dogs.

cooked salmon on plate
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Please be advised that while the following recipes have been approved by veterinarians for their dog-friendly ingredients, they are not complete and balanced diets for daily consumption. Rather, they should be seen as occasional add-ons to your dog’s regular diet. We recommend consulting your veterinarian to determine the best overall diet for your dog’s specific needs.

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Easy Salmon Recipe (Salmon and Sweet Potato)

One of our favorite salmon recipes for dogs is the Salmon and Sweet Potato recipe. It’s simple to make and will surely please your furry friend’s taste buds.


  • Fresh salmon fillet
  • Sweet potato
  • Broccoli (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook the sweet potato separately, ensuring it’s fully cooked and soft.
  3. Steam or boil the broccoli until it’s tender (if including it in the recipe).
  4. Grill or bake the salmon fillet until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  5. Allow the salmon to cool, then chop it into small, bite-sized pieces.
  6. Serve a portion of the cooked salmon, sweet potato, and broccoli as a delicious treat for your dog at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill.

Salmon Fillet
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Baked Salmon Treat for Dogs

If you prefer to offer salmon as a treat rather than a full meal, you can bake a small portion of a salmon fillet. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place the salmon fillet on a non-stick cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake the salmon for approximately 20 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  4. Allow the salmon to cool, then chop it into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Serve the delicious baked salmon as a special treat for your furry friend.


In Conclusion

Salmon is an excellent treat for dogs, and at Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we understand its nutritional benefits. However, it’s essential to cook the fish thoroughly to a temperature of 145°F to eliminate harmful bacteria and parasites. Remember never to add garlic, onion, butter, or other seasonings that may upset your dog’s stomach. By preparing salmon the right way, you can enjoy a flavorful dish with your four-legged companion, knowing it’s a healthy treat for both of you.

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