EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird
DogForums.com is the premier dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 34

Thread: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

  1. #1
    Senior Member MrsJohnnyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Metro Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    640

    EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    This is so disgusting I can barely type it. My in-laws are visiting and my FIL was outside with the pups. At one point he looked over and saw that Dixon had a dead bird in her mouth.

    He tried several times to get her to drop it, but she kept turning her head away and finally ran from him. Finally she SWALLOWED it. I came out to see what was going on and saw a pile of writhing MAGGOTS on the deck. So she now has a several-day-old dead bird and MAGGOTS in her stomach.

    The vet said she will probably be fine, just watch her for the next few days for anything unusual, yadda yadda yadda, but holy mother of all things holy, that is DIS-GUST-INGGGGG!!!!!! Has anyone else's pup done that (not a fresh kill but a decomposing, maggot-infested animal)??
    Last edited by MrsJohnnyG; 08-25-2009 at 06:25 PM.
    Julia ~ Mom to three beautiful Standard Poodles, Dixon (7 years), Dabney and Jackson (ONE YEAR old! they're growing up WAY too fast!) I love them SOOOOOO much!!!!!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    3,850

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsJohnnyG View Post
    He tried several times to get her to drop it, but she kept turning her head away and finally ran from him. Finally she SWALLOWED it.
    You don't share choice morsels like that with just anybody!

  4. #3
    Senior Member meghf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    936

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Didn't you explain to her that standard poodles are supposed to be dignified and only eat high quality, specially prepared food?

    Seriously though, sorry I don't have anything more helpful to say. Buddy has eaten goose poop and he made it through that. He sure had bad breath though.

    You should post pics of your pups!

  5. #4
    Senior Member bfoster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    306

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    I can laugh only because it wasn't my dogs.
    Sorry--but I can just imagine the look of horror on your face--and how proud the pups must have been of themselves.
    Seriously- I'm glad you had the vet check them out but I'm sure they will be fine.
    Yuck though

  6. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    3,051

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    LOL!!

    Your dog will be fine. This is typical fare for wild canids!!


  7. #6
    Senior Member pittsabowawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    3,882

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Living in the country im always having trouble with this. When bella was a puppy she found a dead snake and i chased her around for two hours before i could get it away. She thought that was better than any treat i could offer .... more recently she got a dead carp (we live on a lake) and proceeded to eat that. My mom was the one who got to deal with that lovely incident haha. I can just imagine the smell haha. the joys of puppy parenthood.

    One joy shatters a hundred griefs

  8. #7
    Senior Member Inga's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    somewhere over the rainbow
    Posts
    12,007

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Bwaa Haaa Haaa Haa! Sorry but the descriptives were hilarious!

    Sorry I can't help you either but the worst thing any of my dogs ever ate was a dish towel. I would have been worried sick had I known it. I didn't find out until he was out in the yard pumping his legs and straining like crazy. When I went out to see what was up I noticed my dish towel NOT looking so nice anymore.

    I am sure your pup will be fine, just hope he doesn't spit it up on your carpet later.
    As much as we all love them, dogs can really be gross from time to time. ha ha


    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Gandhi

  9. #8
    Senior Member hbowen87's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    308

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Gross. hehe. Grossest thing I've had a dog eat was along the same lines as Inga, except my doggy ate a pair of my grandma's panty hose that we didn't know were missing until an extremely unpleasant trip to the back yard.

    Dogs can be oh so icky.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Kayota's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    5,402

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    LOL. I have nothing truly helpful to say.

    Mollie apparently ate a lot of weird stuff during her adventures out in the wilderness. I recently pulled what looked like half of a yoyo string out of her butt. I thought it was a dried worm at first.

    Siiick.

  11. #10
    Senior Member zimandtakandgrrandmimi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    on the Roller Derby Race Track.
    Posts
    9,714

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    does roadkill count? like the leathery crunchy mummified squirrel kind of roadkill?

  12. #11
    Senior Member pittsabowawa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    3,882

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    does roadkill count? like the leathery crunchy mummified squirrel kind of roadkill?
    definitely i think... bella loves those when our other dogs leave them in the yard... i call it doggy jerky.

    One joy shatters a hundred griefs

  13. #12
    Senior Member MrsJohnnyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Metro Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    640

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Okay, thanks for the laughs, everyone... I'm feeling a little better (I'm reading y'all's replies to my in-laws and they are HOWLING laughing!).

    Didn't you explain to her that standard poodles are supposed to be dignified and only eat high quality, specially prepared food?
    Ya know, when she killed a bird one time, I sat her down and gently explained that birds are living creature and Mommy likes the birds and that she isn't to kill them. I guess she figured an already-dead bird was fair game!!

    Thanks again for cheering me up about this! Let's just hope I don't have nightmares tonight about maggots crawling out of her mouth!!
    Julia ~ Mom to three beautiful Standard Poodles, Dixon (7 years), Dabney and Jackson (ONE YEAR old! they're growing up WAY too fast!) I love them SOOOOOO much!!!!!

  14. #13
    Senior Member AkiraleShiba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    1,351

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Well Dixon got some extra-proteinated bird meat If it makes you feel better Akira loves eating dead mice and cow poo

  15. #14
    Senior Member Nargle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,071

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Lol, once my boyfriend and I were on a walk at night. We were cutting across our apartment complex's parking lot, when Basil started sniffing like crazy. I figured he had to poo, because he prefers to poo on concrete rather than grass anyways. Well, he came across some sort of pile, which I figured was some sort of gravel or something (it was dark and I wasn't wearing my glasses) until, he took a BITE of it. I freaked out and started screaming gibberish at my boyfriend to get it out of his mouth, while he frantically started grabbing Basil's face. He managed to pull most of it out. I asked him what he though it was, and he said it felt like chicken bones, but I saw something distinctly fluffy, so I'm guessing it was some sort of rotten carcass. I didn't SEE any maggots, but I'm sure there would have been another pile on that parking lot if I had XD


    Skittles--Basil--Poisson--Butternut Squash

  16. #15
    Senior Member meghf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    936

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsJohnnyG View Post
    Okay, thanks for the laughs, everyone... I'm feeling a little better (I'm reading y'all's replies to my in-laws and they are HOWLING laughing!).


    Ya know, when she killed a bird one time, I sat her down and gently explained that birds are living creature and Mommy likes the birds and that she isn't to kill them. I guess she figured an already-dead bird was fair game!!

    Thanks again for cheering me up about this! Let's just hope I don't have nightmares tonight about maggots crawling out of her mouth!!

    Although Buddy's never caught a live animal he's definitely had his fair share of gross stuff in his mouth, no matter how much I try to explain the concept to him.

  17. #16
    Senior Member BellaPup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    2,373

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Might wanna keep an eye out for tape worms or something. The farm dogs were always being dewormed after eating woodchucks and such. But that was back before they had HeartGuard...I think that takes care of most worms in general?

    The worst thing Bella ever ate (knock on pressboard) was a stunned goldfinch that flew into the window. In the blink of an eye she went from interested to scooping it up. It was exactly like Sylvester and Tweety Bird...the yellow wings sticking out from her mouth and me yelling "Drop it! Drop it! Drop it!" If I had a cane to knock over her head I would have been Granny! LOL!! She finally spit it out...just like Sylvester...and looked at me like "you're no fun". Unfortunately Tweety didn't make it. I tired to save it...but I think the head on crash with my window and dog drool did him in.
    Last edited by BellaPup; 08-25-2009 at 07:09 PM.

  18. #17
    Senior Member MrsJohnnyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Metro Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    640

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    It was exactly like Sylvester and Tweety Bird...the yellow wings sticking out from her mouth and me yelling "Drop it! Drop it! Drop it!" If I had a cane to knock over her head I would have been Granny! LOL!! She finally spit it out...just like Sylvester...and looked at me like "you're no fun".
    LOL! That time I sat Dixon down and gave her my heart-felt speech about how she's not to eat birds, she sat at my feet and listened intently as though she were taking in every word. Then when I was finished, she let out the most outrageous belch I've ever heard. I was expecting little feathers to come floating out of her mouth... totally a Sylvester-Tweety moment!
    Julia ~ Mom to three beautiful Standard Poodles, Dixon (7 years), Dabney and Jackson (ONE YEAR old! they're growing up WAY too fast!) I love them SOOOOOO much!!!!!

  19. #18
    Senior Member BellaPup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    2,373

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Quote Originally Posted by MrsJohnnyG View Post
    LOL! That time I sat Dixon down and gave her my heart-felt speech about how she's not to eat birds, she sat at my feet and listened intently as though she were taking in every word. Then when I was finished, she let out the most outrageous belch I've ever heard. I was expecting little feathers to come floating out of her mouth... totally a Sylvester-Tweety moment!
    ROFL!!! At least no maggots came floating out, either!! eeeeewwwww!!!!!! Maggot burp!! That's gotta be worse than garlic.

  20. #19
    Senior Member GSDGAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    637

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    I WIN, hands down I had the dogs drag home the grossest thing ever a couple of weeks ago...

    I look out to see my GSD and Corso with something MASSIVE and brown and festering, oozing in parts, in their mouths dragging it into the front yard....i walk out the fornt door and promptly walk back in and put on a scarf around my face and walk back out, i can still taste the stench. I walk over to see and tey are chewing on a rotting, gooey, stinky adult kangaroo...maggots were everywhere, there was this brown liquid draining over the ground, i screamed and put them in the kennels and screamed until my mother came running out (works night shift and i woke her up 2 hours into her sleep) I pointed and ran in the house (I may be 21 but get me around gross stuff and I turn 11)...mum dealt with it, like only mothers can, quickly and cleanly...i had to scrub the dogs for what seemed like an hour each (even hosed their mouse out and fed them tictacs) the yard still has a dead and decaying kangaroo smell about it, even after i went to yard and garden and bought 300 dollars worth of highly scented potted flowers...

    Baxter, Chessie, Callie, Nelson and Radha (now in new therapy training home)

    The insanekateers are one for all and all for....OMG RABBIT!!!!

  21. #20
    Senior Member meghf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    936

    Re: EEK!!! My pup ate a maggot-infested dead bird

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDGAL View Post
    I WIN, hands down I had the dogs drag home the grossest thing ever a couple of weeks ago...

    I look out to see my GSD and Corso with something MASSIVE and brown and festering, oozing in parts, in their mouths dragging it into the front yard....i walk out the fornt door and promptly walk back in and put on a scarf around my face and walk back out, i can still taste the stench. I walk over to see and tey are chewing on a rotting, gooey, stinky adult kangaroo...maggots were everywhere, there was this brown liquid draining over the ground, i screamed and put them in the kennels and screamed until my mother came running out (works night shift and i woke her up 2 hours into her sleep) I pointed and ran in the house (I may be 21 but get me around gross stuff and I turn 11)...mum dealt with it, like only mothers can, quickly and cleanly...i had to scrub the dogs for what seemed like an hour each (even hosed their mouse out and fed them tictacs) the yard still has a dead and decaying kangaroo smell about it, even after i went to yard and garden and bought 300 dollars worth of highly scented potted flowers...

    That truly is disgusting! I would have reacted the exact same way. Except my roomie or SO would have had to deal with it as my Mom lives in another state. Ew.

  22. Remove Advertisements
    DogForums.com
    Advertisements
     

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.