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    GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    We were out in the yard and I saw her eating something. When I went to get it out of her mouth she was chewing and I realized it was a field mouse. I don't know if she caught it alive or if it was dead when she found it, but as I approached her, she swallowed it whole.

    Is she going to get sick?

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    i would say dont worry about it.

    considering what our dogs probably hoover up regularly while we are not looking...id say she should be fine.

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuidditchGirl View Post
    We were out in the yard and I saw her eating something. When I went to get it out of her mouth she was chewing and I realized it was a field mouse. I don't know if she caught it alive or if it was dead when she found it, but as I approached her, she swallowed it whole.

    Is she going to get sick?
    If she's UTD on her shots she should be fine.

    Just give her a doggy breath mint or brush her teefers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniti View Post
    If she's UTD on her shots she should be fine.

    Just give her a doggy breath mint or brush her teefers.
    She is UTD. And I'm so grossed out I don't want to go near her mouth, LOL.

    Thanks for the reassurances. Maybe she's telling me she wants to start eating raw.

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    i dont understand the grossed out thing. its just meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    i dont understand the grossed out thing. its just meat.
    I think it's the fact that I saw her chomping on its cute little face.

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    GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?
    I predict that sometime in the near future, she will poop a mouse. Some of it at least.

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuidditchGirl View Post
    We were out in the yard and I saw her eating something. When I went to get it out of her mouth she was chewing and I realized it was a field mouse. I don't know if she caught it alive or if it was dead when she found it, but as I approached her, she swallowed it whole.

    Is she going to get sick?
    The biggest concern would probably be a possibility of worms.

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    I think the only thing to watch for when they eat critters is worms. but if you deworm and do shots you're probably fine.

    and i understand the disgust factor, i used to have hamsters so to me anything fuzzy is a pet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones View Post
    The biggest concern would probably be a possibility of worms.
    As they said above, just watch her when she goes to the bathroom. Make sure to note if there are any changes! (ie diarrhea, worms, etc.)

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    LoL, I always find it pretty gross to see my dogs eating a live animal too, yet I have no problem feeding them raw meat of something dead.
    My dogs have been going NUTS killing snakes in our yard this spring & that's very yucky to see, but I don't think they eat them. I used to have a minpin that killed mice & it worried me becuz I kinow my next door neighbor used decon, so I asked the vet & he said he'd never heard of any problem with dogs eating mice & they probably didn't eat enough to hurt them, but that I should be careful becuz of the decon poisoning.
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    anything could be a pet...i have pet roaches lol...and everything dies and either rots or gets eaten..plants and animals alike. 'tis nature. i dont think its gross or scary or sad.

    gross to me would be unnatural violence.

    just sayin...carry on...

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimandtakandgrrandmimi View Post
    i have pet roaches lol
    May I just say ... EWWWWWWW!!!!!! LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by infiniti View Post
    May I just say ... EWWWWWWW!!!!!! LOL
    i actually really do have pet roaches. madagascar hissing cockroaches to be precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh Muppet View Post
    I predict that sometime in the near future, she will poop a mouse. Some of it at least.
    LOL, amazing prediction! I think you might be truly psychically gifted!

    I would say she is almost certainly going to be fine. I would keep an eye out for vomiting or diarrhea, though, and if you see any, take her in right away (probably the mouse was fine, but recently poisoned mice and rats sometimes make it back outside and are easier to catch, so, at the most paranoid, watch her for things you would watch her for anyway).

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    I think its grosser than just feeding raw because of the "wholeness" of the mouse/rat/bird/etc.... you know, fur and feet and all

    My wonderful dog walked by a dead bird everyday for 2 weeks with barely more than a sniff... then he decided to chomp down on it (in the dark) before I could even say "leave it" .... crunch, crunch on the bones with feathers sticking out. He was fine. I was at least a lot less grossed out than when I accidentally tried balut which was what I thought of at the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    I think its grosser than just feeding raw because of the "wholeness" of the mouse/rat/bird/etc.... you know, fur and feet and all

    My wonderful dog walked by a dead bird everyday for 2 weeks with barely more than a sniff... then he decided to chomp down on it (in the dark) before I could even say "leave it" .... crunch, crunch on the bones with feathers sticking out. He was fine. I was at least a lot less grossed out than when I accidentally tried balut which was what I thought of at the time
    How did you accidentally eat balut?

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    On the bright side, that one less mouse to find its way into your home? Icky though.
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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuidditchGirl View Post
    How did you accidentally eat balut?
    I was in a taxi in Cambodia with some Japanese travellers who bought some "hardboiled" eggs from a street vendor and we all kinda bit in at the same time....

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    Re: GROSS - my dog ate a mouse - now what?

    least it wasnt quwi.

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