Salmon Poisoning Alert:
There are fish in the rivers right now, and we tend to see an increase in cases when the fish are running. Right now, it is the winter steelhead running up the local rivers.
Salmon Poisoning happens when dogs eat raw, fresh-water salmonid fish (salmon, trout – including steelhead, sturgeon, etc.). There is a parasite in the fish tissues that causes severe disease in dogs. The clinical signs include high fever, lack of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and swollen lymph nodes.
This is a treatable infection, and patients do better when they are seen earlier in the disease. Veterinarians usually will diagnose the infection by looking at a fecal/poop sample for evidence of parasitism.
We thank Grove Vet for this alert and reminder.
Who we are…
We are not a brick-and-mortar pet adoption agency. The mission of our organization is to serve and protect the animals in our Lincoln County communities. We foster kindness and compassion for all animals. We are a non-profit dedicated to ending the suffering, abuse, neglect, and abandonment of animals.
We work with dogs and cats primarily but have also helped livestock, birds, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, and even alpacas.
What we do…
Our primary mission is to help Lincoln County animals. We do that through programs that assist residents when they can’t afford their pet’s care. We also have a robust program to control cat/neighborhood populations.
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