Smelt Updated on: September 21st, 2018

small fish that migrate to fresh water to breed and lay eggs. They are eaten by many larger fish, so they have a shorter lifespan and are less risk for mercury. Some species of smelts are the few fish that fishermen are allowed to hand fish

why we feed

Smelts are high in omega 3s, and they are also high in calcium and vitamin D, which is essential for bone and teeth health. They also have a lot of potassium, which is great for heart health, and phosphorous, which turns food into energy for your body.

how to feed

Real Dog Box smelts are great because their small size makes them perfect as toppers! If your dog loves rolling on smelts, you can break it up into smaller pieces to top, or play a game with your dog, until they realize it’s a treat and not a toy!

Additional info

Smelts are common in the diet of salmon. Many other countries, such as South Korea and Finland, hold festivals surrounding smelts.