Why Fish Is Good For Your Dog - And What Ingredients We Use

Fish is naturally rich in Omega-3, which is vital for dogs. By exposing puppies to various fish species at a young age, they are less likely to develop a sensitivity or intolerance later on in years.

Health benefits of Omega-3:

  • Skin and coat development and maintenance
  • Joint support
  • Cognitive function
  • Visual development

Fish is an excellent protein source for puppies as nutrients like Omega-3 support their growth. As a result, puppies require a higher level of protein than adults to help them develop properly. 

It's during this stage in your dog's life that the fastest and most important developments happen for the puppy. As well as Omega-3, your puppy needs the correct amount of calcium and phosphorus to ensure proper bone development. This is particularly important with large breed puppies.

With that in mind, we've created several fish dog food recipes to support your dog from a puppy into adulthood. Here is a list of our fishy ingredients and why we've chosen these ones specifically:

Blue Whiting

A North Atlantic native, the blue whiting is a sustainable, lean protein. Rich in nutrients and Omega-3, it's a delicious addition to our Doodle Puppy recipe. 

It provides all the nutrients required to help your puppy grow into healthy and happy dogs. We've added sweet potato and asparagus to our recipe to ensure your dog gets plenty of extra vitamins and minerals. Our Australian Cobberdog puppies love this dry food, but it's suitable for any type of labradoodle or doodle crossbreed. 


Haddock is another high-quality protein source that is delicious and full of the following nutrients:

  • Vitamin B
  • Selenium
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Since cod is overfished, haddock is a much more responsible and sustainable choice. It's excellent at promoting good skin and coat condition and joint health. 

Our scrumptious Doodle Puppy recipe has a combination of haddock, salmon and blue whiting. It's ideal for Yorkipoos, Cobberdogs, Australian Labradoodles, Cockapoos - any doodle puppy really. It provides the correct amount of nutrients that are essential for every puppy's development. 


Salmon is a recognised superfood. With all these fantastic health benefits, you can see why:

  • Highly digestible
  • Naturally rich in Omega-3, DHA, EPA
  • Delicious protein source
  • Full of B vitamins
  • Supports every day health and well-being
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Supports skin and coat condition
  • Great for joint health. 

Because this fish is so good for dogs, we've put it in the following grain-free dog food recipes:

  • Doodle puppy
  • Dumplin' Doodles
  • Diamond Doodles
  • Diva Doodles
  • Kangadoodle
  • Doodle Junior


Our trout are responsibly sourced, highly digestible and delicious. It's also low-fat and full of Omega-3 in the form of EPA and DHA. Therefore, trout is excellent for the following health benefits:

  • Supporting the immune system
  • Improving skin and coat condition 
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Supports skin, joints and heart health

We have several trout recipes, including Diamond Doodles for senior Labradoodles and Dumplin' Doodles, if your dog is a little rounder than they should be. 

Both are suitable for all doodles - Australian Cobberdogs, Australian Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Goldendoodles - the list goes on. Grain-free and with no added chicken, these recipes are great for promoting healthy skin and joints. 

We've made fish a key ingredient in several of our natural dog food products. At Designer Dog Foods, we are so proud of how tasty and nutritious these recipes are. Suitable for all ages - from Cockapoo puppies to senior Schnoodles. We have a large and small bite option, a lite recipe for fluffier pups and one specifically for fussy eaters. 

If you're interested in grain-free fish dog food, visit our shop. There we have a breakdown of all our ingredients, nutritional value and a free subscription service. We can deliver your dog food straight to your door, free of charge. It's simple, convenient and saves you time, money and energy.