Are Your Pets at Risk From Eating Dead Fish?
By Toby Trigger
In a recent news release titled “Alert: Keep Pets Away from Decomposing Fish” the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks urges the public to keep pets out of contact with fish carcasses along the banks of the Yellowstone River. While the parasite associated with this fish kill has not been shown to cause health problems in humans or pets, bacteria or other harmful materials associated with decomposing fish could sicken pets.
FWP State Wildlife Veterinarian Jennifer Ramsey says, “It’s always a good idea to keep your pets away from sick, dead, or dying wildlife.”