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Feeding Raw Fish..do I need to remove the bones

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sheena   

My local fish co-op had salmon scraps today, so I bought a kilo.  There is no head or frame, but some of the other bits have bones.  Do I need to remove these first before I feed them??

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tdierikx   

Salmon bones are usually very easy to chew up and don't shatter like normal bones... I'd say as long as your dog tends to chew it's food, then I'd leave the bones in...

 

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1 hour ago, teddybeans said:

I don't want to cause a scare but I read previously that raw salmon is poisonous for dogs, i'm not sure how true.  I just did a goggle and this came up:

 

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-salmon/

 

https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/Pet-Health-Topics/categories/diseases/salmon-poisoning

 

 

..and do some more googling, and you find this ;) 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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Mark S. Thompson, in Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis (Second Edition), 2014

Neorickettsiosis Canine

Neorickettsia helminthoeca (salmon poisoning disease)

Restricted to western slopes of Cascade Mountains from northern California to southern Vancouver Island

Vector is a fluke Nanophyetus salmincola. Dogs become infected from ingesting parasitized fish.

 

 

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sheena   

Maybe that only applies to wild salmon.  The raw salmon I would be feeding is farmed & also as above.  Thankyou for the information tho, teddybeans.  Something I diddn't know.

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Gretel   

I often buy salmon scraps from the fish shop and add them to meals. The dogs love them. They crunch up any bones and fins.

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Tassie   
5 hours ago, Gretel said:

I often buy salmon scraps from the fish shop and add them to meals. The dogs love them. They crunch up any bones and fins.

My BC girl's breeder includes raw salmon (including heads) in her dogs' raw diet.  

 

I would say what  @persephone found is the answer,

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