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I'm not a raw feeding expert but I believe that's called the Prey-Model diet. ;)

Keep an eye on her but she should be okay.
 

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My dog ate a dead baby bird a month or so ago... I dont think she meant to tbh, because she usually just holds things for a while then drops them, and she looked a bit surprised :rolleyes:

Yeah, I would just keep an eye on her, see anything usual then give your vet a call.
 

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She'll be fine with the digestion of the rodent bones and all.
The only thing to watch for would be any kind of disease the rodent may have had.
 

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Allie catches and eats things frequently, I've tried to stop her but really I've just given up. She is fast and catches squirrels before they even know whats coming. I give her DE (diatomaceous earth) in her food everyday and that takes care of any parasites she might get from her hunting expeditions (need to make sure it is food grade, not pool grade). My vet said internal parasites were going to be the main risk, and to make sure she is up to date on her vaccinations.
 

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I had a dog for a while who I think killed a neighbors rabbit...in my yard. It was pretty bad looking. Now, Mortimer brings me presents....a dead rat, a dead bird and then the best one...a LIVE bird into the bedroom, chasing it around at 6 a.m.. I was able to rescue it and it flew faster than bullet across the sky!
 

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Guess I'll keep an I on her stool for tapeworms :eek:
you might want to have your vet check her stool for other intestinal worms in a few weeks since they're more likely than tapeworms from eating a carcass (tapeworm eggs hatch in fleas) and your not going to see them. or you could de-worm her with panacur c just in case.

like everyone said, keep an eye on her but she'll probably be fine.

...best one...a LIVE bird into the bedroom, chasing it around at 6 a.m.. I was able to rescue it ...
Awww now Mort will need to find another new "friend" to play with :D.
 

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Eddie, my Lab, ate a rabbit yesterday...pretty gross but what can you do? ;)
 

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Ugh, I'm reminded of my neighbor's Golden, a long time ago. Someone ran over a rabbit right in front of our house. After a couple days, someone threw the body in the grass so it wouldn't get squished into the street. About a week later, the neighbor was walking their Golden by and he ate it. The entire thing, right down the hatch. Nice and rotten. Ewww. Dogs are gross.
 

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Guess I'll keep an I on her stool for tapeworms :eek:
You might want to keep an eye out for a while. I seem to recall that tapeworms take a while to mature and they won't start releasing eggs (the part you'd see) until then. You could treat with a dewormer, but look for one that gets all stages, not just the adult worms.
 

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You might want to keep an eye out for a while. I seem to recall that tapeworms take a while to mature and they won't start releasing eggs (the part you'd see) until then. You could treat with a dewormer, but look for one that gets all stages, not just the adult worms.
slight correction on that.

The part you see are individual segments of the tapeworm that contains many eggs too small to see. Just eating the eggs won't give your dog tapeworms, she'd have to eat a flea that ate the eggs.

Other worms they can get from just eating eggs and I think takes a week or two to mature.
 

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slight correction on that.

The part you see are individual segments of the tapeworm that contains many eggs too small to see. Just eating the eggs won't give your dog tapeworms, she'd have to eat a flea that ate the eggs.

Other worms they can get from just eating eggs and I think takes a week or two to mature.
Sorry to stray a little off topic here...

Yes, technically you're correct that the "grains of rice" are actually packets of thousands of tiny eggs, not one egg.

I didn't suggest that a dog could get tapeworms from eating the eggs. Only that rodents carry fleas and if those fleas have eaten tapeworm eggs, then a dog that ate a rodent could get infected.

My main concern is that I think I remember reading that tapeworms take a while to mature in a dog, once the dog has eaten the flea. So you might want to watch for signs of tapeworms for a few months rather than a few weeks.
 

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My main concern is that I think I remember reading that tapeworms take a while to mature in a dog, once the dog has eaten the flea. So you might want to watch for signs of tapeworms for a few months rather than a few weeks.
alright my bad. lol straying off topic a bit more :eek:.

I just checked and it takes about 3 weeks or so after ingesting the flea before seeing the tapeworm segments.
 

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure if Wally EVER got one of those squirrels...he'd make poop eating look tame.

I wish he could get that rabbit that's always trying to get into the garden. I'd look the other way on that one.

"What rabbit? I didn't see anything? Are you eating? Oh, I'll just go inside..."
 

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My dog has occasionally eaten lizards and frogs that are found dead near the house on occasion. But he hasn't done that since he grew out of early puppyhood.
 
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