turtle wrote:Raw salmon can have a parasite that makes dogs very sick, so I would not feed raw salmon at all --
They do say that you can freeze it to kill this parasite, so I would think if you feed any type of raw fish that it is a good idea to freeze it for awhile.
Apparently raw trout can also cause the same problems --
http://andrewsigal.blogspot.com/2012/08 ... trout.html
From the Merck Vet manual --
[Salmon Poisoning Disease] is caused by Neorickettsia helminthoeca and is sometimes complicated by a second agent, N elokominica , which causes EFF [Elokomin fluke fever]. The vector of both agents is a small fluke, Nanophyetus salmincola . Dogs and other animals become infected by ingesting trout, salmon, or Pacific giant salamanders that contain encysted metacercariae of the rickettsia-infected fluke. In the dog’s intestine, the larval flukes excyst, embed in the duodenal mucosa, and introduce the rickettsiae. The fluke infection itself produces little or no clinical disease.
I have had raw fish of various types given to me over the years and I always cooked it. They like it just as well cooked so why take a chance?
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