No! Raw salmon can contain a microorganism that’s especially dangerous for dogs. Cooked salmon is another story, but raw or undercooked salmon, if contaminated with Neorickettsia helminthoeca, is so threatening it has its own diagnosis—Salmon Poisoning Disease.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog eats raw salmon, keep an eye on your dog. Symptoms can appear over a period of six days. If any of the following symptoms develop or worsen, call your vet immediately:
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Lack of appetite
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.