Can dogs have cooked salmon?
Can dogs have cooked salmon?
Can dogs have cooked salmon?
by: John H. (Hank) K. Smith
A very good friend of mine, a licensed pilot, recently brought to my attention the unfortunate story of a young German shepherd, "Sha," who had been a very good family pet until he consumed some raw, uncooked, smoked, and processed salmon in the late summer of 1999. He had apparently consumed all or nearly all of his small intestine, and eventually died of an anaphylactic reaction.
Although this incident happened in Germany, and I am not a veterinarian, I have done a little reading about salmon, and have some thoughts to offer. However, before I do so, I want to caution my readers that I am just a layman with no expertise whatsoever in this matter.
For a fact, I have never known anyone to have a problem with eating raw or lightly cooked salmon, and I have not encountered anyone who had a problem with eating it raw. However, for the sake of the question that prompted this story, let's say that I am wrong and someone has a problem with eating raw, uncooked, smoked, and processed salmon.
There are three things to keep in mind.
Salmon comes from a fish that is considered a predatory carnivore. It is similar to a cat, but much larger. Salmon eats many kinds of other fish, and it is sd that if the female eats it, the male thinks it is a good idea. It is no coincidence that the most popular name for a cat is "lion." Of course, in spite of its predatory nature, the largest of its kind, a lion, is actually a vegetarian, and it does not consume any meat.
I recently saw an article by a man who clms to have owned two large dogs for 30 years. I believe him because there is no reason that anyone would keep two dogs together without their relationship being a loving one. My first dog was a German Shepherd, and I have to admit, in spite of his name, I actually preferred the smaller French Shepherd, though it could have been the fact that the German Shepherd was bigger than the French. I loved them both and would never have separated them.
However, I have no love for cats. I do not understand them. They are not like dogs and they are not like people. I have never felt any affection for a cat in my entire life, though I did briefly own one. This may sound bizarre, but it is not that strange to hear of the owner of the two cats clming that the dogs had more affection for them than he did. If that were true, then there is no logical reason why he would want to be away from the cats, because he obviously does not enjoy them.
Now, for the sake of my point, I want to give a side view. On my property in Ohio, I have a beautiful dog, a German Shepherd, and one cat, a gray cat. My dog has been with me since I was seven years old, and this cat has been with me for about twenty years. I have been married and divorced since the cat was born, so this cat, who is a girl, is around fifteen years old. I took both of them to various animal shelters to get them homes after I divorced, but I was always told that they were not adoptable because the animal shelters wanted more of an active dog and less of a cat.
I have a cat who is blind in one eye and deaf in one ear. She has also had surgery to correct hip dysplasia, but she has other health problems, such as heart murmurs.
I had a problem when I first got the dog. He was only five years old, but I figured that with my new husband, who had been an active hunter, he needed something in the way of sport. I got the dog from a very reputable breeder and I have loved him ever since. I have had my suspicions about the breeder from the start, but I kept thinking that with the price of a dog, and the cost of a house, I would just have to put up with the breeder's misgivings. I was wrong, and for the past four years, the breeder and I have been friends, and I have pd her for her breeding rights on several litters, as she did to me.
I have always loved her pups, so I was willing to pay her to rse the pups, so that I could get them at an early age. With one of her litters, I got to see the beginning stages of what I would call "kittens." With another litter, which has only just now produced its pups, I got to see the litter at an early age. One of them has a problem with his ear. The other puppies have a number of health problems, but that, of course, is to be expected.
I think that I am being treated rather shabbily by my breeder. She has taken some of my puppies away from me and bred her own bitch to them. She has not made any payments to me for any of the dogs that she has bred, but I think that she is doing the right thing. I have had to replace five dogs because they developed some health problem in them.
The dogs that I have had problems with, for the most part, have been two litters that I bought from a man who is a friend of the breeder's. He is an elderly retired veteran, who served in the military during World War II and Korea. I have always gotten along well with him and he, in turn, got along well with the breeder.
But as I was saying, there have been several litters. And all of them have had health problems. I have noticed that the dogs that I bought from this man also have health problems. Some of them have been diagnosed with cancer. And in each case, he and his wife have made no payment to me. I have no choice but to buy all of my dogs from her and, as I sd, I have not had to have very many.
I believe that the bitch that my daughter is breeding to my male puma has to have her tl docked. I don't believe that this is the right thing to do and I have written to my breeder asking her not to do it. I do not know whether or not she will listen to me. I have had to make two payments for the pups that I have had from the puma, because they died within a year after I purchased them.
As I have stated earlier, the breeder in question is getting a good bit of puppies from this same puma. She and her husband will use these puppies as "practice dogs," but they cannot be used for breeding purposes.
I understand that there are certn laws that apply to animal ownership. I am not an animal owner and do not know whether or not there are restrictions on how many times a dog can be bred, and to whom.
The puma is a very large and handsome animal. This is the reason that I purchased him from the breeder in question. But the fact remns that he is not fit for breeding. He has no temperament.
I think that it is just as good to purchase a very beautiful animal from a breeder as it is to buy one from a pet store. But the breeder has given me a very poor value for money, which is why I have written to her.
If I may be allowed to continue, I would like to add that my male puma has a bad temper. When I first received him, he