Salmon Poisoning Disease infects two dogs at Isabella Lake
2012-05-16 10:09:00 -0700
Where: Lake Isabella, CA, United States
Department of Fish and Game officials in California are warning dog owners to be on careful watch if their dogs go to Isabella Lake. Two cases of Salmon Poisoning Disease were found in dogs in the area. If you frequent the shores of Isabella Lake to walk and play with your dogs please take extra precaution.
Dogs eating dead fish or discarded fish entrails along the shore line could become ill if the fish is infected. Fish cleaning stations in particular should be avoided. If a dog is not treated death usually occurs within 14 days.
The Forest Service will be posting warning signs at fish cleaning stations around the lake. If the disease is caught early it is easily treatable. To learn more on symptoms and treatment read our article about Salmon Poisoning Disease (Fish Disease) in Dogs.