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    I have been asking about this on another forum and thought would be worth asking here to... Do you feed raw fish and if so what kind of fish?

    I want to start giving my dog raw fish. ATM he eats mostly raw meat/veg but some kibble along with tin fish. Im thinking salmon heads but dont know if he will eat these first, maybe better to start easy? (If that makes sense) Thinking more flesh than bone to start with.. but not sure what kind of fleshy fish i would get cheap?

    Are there particular types of fish i should avoid?

    Any advise for first time fish eating dog?

    Also, where do you buy? How much do you pay?

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    We use fish offal, heads etc as part of our compost for a vineyard. The fish is mixed with grape must and spread under the vines. The dog eats it...bit hard to stop him and is the healthiest dog ever. Has a wonderful shiny coat!

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    Raw fish, especially salmon, may contain parasites that are dangerous for dogs.
    Salmon Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs that eat certain types of raw fish. Salmon (salmonid fish) and other anadromous fish (fish that swim upstream to breed) can be infected with a parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. Overall, the parasite is relatively harmless. The danger occurs when the parasite itself is infected with a rickettsial organism called Neorickettsia helminthoeca. It’s this microorganism that causes salmon poisoning.

    Can result in a thiamine (a B vitamin) deficiency leading to loss of appetite, seizures, and in severe cases, death. More common if raw fish is fed regularly.


    I used to give my dogs raw fish (sardines mostly), but I read it's not all that good, so I stopped. Now I just dip them in boiling water for a moment and give it like that. It's funny, because for most polar breeds (husky, malamute, samoyed...) fish is like "the food", not meat. My dogs love fish, but I guess I am a bit scared after what I read. But then again, I really don't give them fish that often.
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    salmon poisoning I believe is contained to fish in the US. I eat raw salmon and haven't died yet. Dogs would get it too but it's too expensive. I prefer whole sardines and headless garfish for my dogs.

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    Hi Leo!!!!

    Just popped in to say it's great to see you back!!!

    I dont know much about fish will look forward to reading more about it!!

    Nic x

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    salmon poisoning I believe is contained to fish in the US. I eat raw salmon and haven't died yet. Dogs would get it too but it's too expensive. I prefer whole sardines and headless garfish for my dogs.
    Yes, me too, but some things are bad for dogs and don't do anything to us humans, like chocolate (except for getting your bum a size bigger. Or two ).
    My dogs eat salmon knible and they love it. They're also crazy about fish, cooked or raw, so I guess I can give them fish from time to time. My rottie is not so keen on raw slippery fish, she's so funny when I give it to her, she loves the smell, she drools allover but when she takes it, she pulls faces, you can see that "yuk" expression. But little one just swallows it whole.

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    I used to feed pro plan - which i assume is what youre feeding? but they changed the formula and cappy went right off it. Now mostly raw and holisitic dried kibble - anchovy and tuna kibble! or duck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    I used to feed pro plan - which i assume is what youre feeding? but they changed the formula and cappy went right off it. Now mostly raw and holisitic dried kibble - anchovy and tuna kibble! or duck
    No, I don't feed Pro Plan

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    what other salmon based foods are there?

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