The Pet Dish

Find posts by keyword
Find posts by date

Print
Email
|

More about salmon poisoning

by Dr. Cary Waterhouse DVm

KING5.com

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM

In your article on "Fish Poisoning" you say smoking does not seem to damage this parasite, and that raw fish is a NO NO for our wet nosed friends. What I didn't get from the story was a clear statement if COOKED fish should still be avoided, or if there might be some exceptions ?? ..... Also I see a salmon based, processed dog treat at the local "club store", what are your feelings on that kind of product ?? ... It is clearly very processed / smoked / cooked or dried (?), but still has a very strong "old fish" odor. Thanks for the Info.

 

Great question -- to clarify the points, COOKED salmon poses no threat.  The fluke that transmits the disease is inactivated at cooking temperatures.  Freeze-dried and dehydrated products should also pose no risk.  The strong fish odor is a result of the oils in the fish -- a good thing for your pet!

Print
Email
|