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Lately we have had a lot of lizards and baby lizards in the back yard. My dog (4 year old golden retriever) likes to chase and try to catch them. She has caught a few baby lizards but never harmed them. However, today she got a baby lizard and killed it. She spit it out but her mouth was full of blood.
Now I've heard that lizards can have salmonella, etc. so now I am worried that she may contract something since she had lizard blood in her mouth and swallowed it.
Should I be worried?
What are signs of things that I should look out for?
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It probably depends where you live and what type of lizards they are. I know in Australia dogs can die from just licking a cane toad, let alone actually eating one.
 

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In general, in the US, most lizards won't cause significant harm, although eating one can cause vomiting and diarrhea for a couple of days ... just like any other 'new food' . For other issues and locations, you can call the Vet, as Sydneyrocky suggested.
 
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