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No, dogs should not eat raw salmon sushi as it can contain parasites that can cause salmon poisoning is dogs. Sushi is also high in sodium, therefore, it can also cause sodium toxicity in dogs.

Raw Salmon Sushi
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Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Has a high risk of toxicity
Nutritional Issues Raw salmon contains parasites that can cause salmon poisoning. High sodium content
Potential Risks Salmon poisoning, sodium toxicity
Symptoms Lack of appetite, vomiting, discharge from eyes and nose, Fever, weakness, increased heart rate, seizures.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Raw Salmon Sushi is bad for Dogs?

Since the risk of poisoning is present in any serving of raw salmon, therefore, all portion sizes of raw salmon can be considered bad for dogs. However, if your dog eats raw salmon, he can also be fine, depending on the probability.

What Makes Raw Salmon Sushi Unsafe?

Raw fish is like to have many parasites and bacteria which can cause diseases. Salmon has a particular flatworm that can cause salmon poisoning disease in dogs. Sushi is also high in sodium and a high amount of that is also toxic to dogs.

What to do if Your Dog is Sick from Eating Raw Salmon Sushi?

If your dog is displaying symptoms of salmon poisoning disease, you should immediately contact your local veterinarian for medical assistance. Salmon poisoning can be fatal without treatment, therefore it is important to act as quickly as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is best to prevent your dog from eating any raw fish since they have a host of microorganisms that can cause diseases in dogs.

  • Cooked salmon is safe for dogs, however, raw salmon brings an increased risk of salmon poisoning disease in dogs.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.