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Advice please-dog has eaten smoked salmon

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ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Mon 16-Jan-17 16:13:16

My 2 year old greyhound has just snaffled a bit of smoked salmon (about a 2p piece size) from the worktop-I've googled and now scared myself witless about salmon poisoning/parasites. It was wild Alaskan salmon. Does anyone know vaguely what the chances are of him getting sick from salmon poisoning? I read that symptoms tend to appear after 5-7 days but can take longer so will be keeping a very close eye but any advice/experience would be great. TIA

Cherryskypie Mon 16-Jan-17 16:14:46


ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Mon 16-Jan-17 16:16:50

Why the ??????

abbsisspartacus Mon 16-Jan-17 16:17:02

A 2p size piece? Zero chance

Cherryskypie Mon 16-Jan-17 16:18:29

After a quick google it sounds like the odds are incredibly low and if they were infected there are obvious signs of illness.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 16-Jan-17 16:18:35

I'm pretty sure it will be fine. The salmon will have been frozen to kill parasites before it was smoked.

chipsandpeas Mon 16-Jan-17 16:19:13

I think it's a non issue I've fed my dog smoked salmon and he's been fine

BatFacedGirl Mon 16-Jan-17 16:20:17

Do you suffer with anxiety in general? I don't mean that in a snarky way incidentally! Your reaction is so out of proportion to what's happened that that is what I immediately thought

Dog will be fine by the way. Would have been the same if he'd eaten several whole packs I should think

Cherryskypie Mon 16-Jan-17 16:21:15

I didn't know it was a thing. Now I'll add it to the list along with chocolate and grapes and raisins and fruit stones and apple cores ...

Confutatis Mon 16-Jan-17 16:21:18

You should see what our dog snaffles! Honestly, there is nothing to worry about, other than he might develop rather picky tastes grin

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Mon 16-Jan-17 16:21:47

Batfacedgirl our first greyhound died last weekend so I am feeling very upset/fraught at the moment

ageingrunner Mon 16-Jan-17 16:22:26

You're worried about the dog eating parasites, but presumably not yourself? confused

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Mon 16-Jan-17 16:22:43

Thank you for the reassurance

FannyWisdom Mon 16-Jan-17 16:22:55

Stealth boast?
Ddog gets the best offer on amazon in January.

ageingrunner Mon 16-Jan-17 16:22:57

Oh sorry x post. Sorry about your dog 😔

Cherryskypie Mon 16-Jan-17 16:23:19

Sorry for your loss.

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Mon 16-Jan-17 16:23:33

The parasites in salmon are only harmful to dogs not humans ageingrunner

FannyWisdom Mon 16-Jan-17 16:24:07

In that case condolences.

But really what's good enough for us will be fine flowers

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 16-Jan-17 16:25:51


I just googled and it seems true.
My boys have eaten their way through a lot of salmon in their time, do I have to eat it all myself now?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Mon 16-Jan-17 16:26:47

i think the dog will be fine....pretty sure that even raw salmon for sushi is safe.

unless of course you smoke your own wild alaskan salmon and might have skimped on the food safety aspect?

I was thinking a whole side of smoked salmon had gone missing, in which case I'd expect a whippy poo selection and or possible vomiting.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 16-Jan-17 16:26:56

And apple cores.....

PosiePootlePerkins Mon 16-Jan-17 16:27:03

Bless you, you've had some very harsh responses on here. flowers for your loss, and your worry is completely understandable. Sorry you've not had more support, hope your dog is OK.

BatFacedGirl Mon 16-Jan-17 16:27:19

Ah it'll be your sadness getting on top of you. Sorry about your dog : (

Rumtopf Mon 16-Jan-17 16:27:59

Goodness, something else I've learnt. Ddog gets the right hump if I don't give him a few scraps when I make myself a bagel.

Sorry for the loss of your dog OP.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Mon 16-Jan-17 16:30:05

I was about the get snippy myself. Good thing I googled first. blush

It just seems so unbelievable, we eat it, so assume it ought to be OK.

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