hello- i am an idiot. I left a thawing catfish in a heavy glass dish with a lid in the kitchen while i used the bathroom and I should have known my dog would get into it. he lifted the lid and ate the entire fillet, and i don't even know that it was thawed yet! is catfish ok? raw catfish at that? i guess i'm eating out tonite.
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I go fishing and kind of hear about parasitic fish sometimes, but never caught one like that. Fish that live in still waters such as catfish and probably more than likley overcrowded lakes and ponds, and especially ponds and small lakes located on cattle ranches where cattle frequenly deficate in the water makes those fish suseptible to parasites. But that just isnt for catfish, any fish that live in similar waters. Catfish raised on fish farms or pay ponds are dewormed in a sense, I am not exactly sure on modern methods but I think its like a big dissolvable dunk they put in the water to rid them of the parasites which tapeworms are one of them including flukes. So it just depneds on where the catfish came from. I am sure trout get them too but I have never caught one with any signs of worms. Praziquantel, you know the tapeworm dewormer for dogs and cats, was orgionally used to deworm fish before being used in dogs and cats.
JBG...they must be frozen for a long time like 3-4 weeks of the parasites to die. And Salmon from the pacific morth west carries a parasite that will kill the dog if the get it. A parasite that lives in the brain and will give them encephalitis.
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Gunny-what do you mean Salmon gives you a parasite that affects the brain? Does it do it to people? I dont eat fish at all but my daughter always eats salmon when we go to chinease buffets.I trip out on stuff like this.When I realized that people can get worms like the dogs I de-wormed the whole house and made everyone do a 7 day body cleanse to get rid of all the parasites and yes everyone was talking about me around here.lol Please answer fast before I wake everyone up and de-worm them again.