I've recently bought 1kg of raw Blue Mackeral (it was the cheapest fish at the time) and that equates to 6 fish. I've fed Milo 2 fish so far in 2 weeks, but my family is extremely worried that the fish bones will splinter his throat and gut. I feed them whole ungutted, with a side of beef mince to add some meat to the meal. He seems like he likes it and he chews and breaks down the fish well, except for near the tail where I think he can't be bothered anymore and chews only a bit before swallowing it.
I have 4 fish left, I don't know whether I should continue to feed it to him once a week until they're all gone, or just throw them out and feed him cooked canned fish in springwater. My family really don't want him eating raw fish, so I was wondering does feeding it cooked has the same nutritional benefits?
I've researched a bit about feeding fish whole to dogs, and I think on the internet it said something about the bones being soft from not being oxidised. I tried to convince my family that it's safe as there are dogs which catch their own fish to eat, but they're rather persistent on the idea that fish bones will kill a dog. My dads logic is that dogs eat meat (even though he believes dogs will go wild when eating raw and bite someone), and cats eat fish.