We've posted this warning in the past but here's another reminder not to let your dog chow on riverside salmon or steelhead carcasses.
If a dog eats a fish that contains the parasite, the fluke will release eggs that enter the animal’s intestinal tract, where they release the neorickettsia. Dogs that are infected will usually begin to show symptoms within one to three weeks, and symptoms typically include vomiting, diarrhea, swollen lymph nodes and fever.
Salmon poisoning is specific to the region west of the Cascade Range in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia.
The rare condition kills 90% of of infected dogs if left untreated.
LINK (Via:The Spokesman Review)