I like to give my dog, Jazzy, a can of sardines, probably a couple times per week with her food. She loves sardines!
I typically buy Chicken of the Sea -Sardines in Water ( https://chickenofthesea.com/products...dines-in-water
) for about $1 per can at my local Winco grocery store. I'm sure the sardine quality is "O.K." but not great.
Sometimes I buy the Wild Planet (water with no salt added) variety ( Wild Sardines In Water ? 4.4oz | Wild Planet
) from my local Co-Op for about $3.50 per can. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing they're likely better quality than the Chicken of the Sea brand.
This last weekend when I was shopping at my local, Natural Food Co-Op, I see they're selling fresh sardines for $7.99 lb. in the fresh meat/fish counter. They are much larger than those in the can (obviously) and they look like they're probably terrific quality!
At first I thought $7.99 per pound was expensive, but then it occurred to me...that's only .50 per ounce!
I think I'll likely buy those sardines and cut them up into roughly 4 oz. pieces and give those to Jazzy. The fresh sardines are probably FAR more nutritious than any canned variety, wouldn't you think?
Once I cut them up into small serving sizes, could I freeze them and then defrost them before serving? Would that be safe? Any other thoughts, suggestions, etc.?