I just got back from the Vet Office and almost needed medical assistance myself when they handed me the $734.00 bill.
Salmon Poisoning Disease http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/cliented/salmon.aspx
I fed the scraps to my dog when I cleaned a catfish and a bass two weekends ago like I always do. He just started showing symptoms on Monday: Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, wouldn't eat, swollen lumps in his neck, and so on. Well I didn't want to take any chances so I hauled him to the local vet today. They determined that he had salmon poisoning stating that although prevelant in salmonids, it can be found in other species of local fish. Apparently this only effects dogs so people, cats, and other critters are not susceptible.
Of course I really can't afford this and I was happy I had a credit card to throw it on. Guess I will be eating ramen for a while....lol. I had never even heard of it until today. I just hope he gets better. If he does it will be worth any amount of money.
I know there are many fish lovers that peruse this board and I'm sure many of us have animals. Apparently if untreated this disease is 60 to 90% fatal after 14 days! Guess no more scraps to the begging pups when I fillet my fish out back.