Puppy eating dead bird - HELP!

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Puppy eating dead bird - HELP!

Post by Sandr » Wed, 13 Jan 1999 04:00:00



My 7 month old Sheltie pup (just recovered from serious Pancreatitis) went
out in our yard to do his business and came back to the door with a dead
bird in his mouth.  He has finally managed to gross me out.  He dropped it
on command (good dog!!) and I made him go night-night in his crate while I
disposed of it.  Are there any diseases and/or parasites I need to watch out
for??  Please reply!  I also have young children to worry about, and our pup
loves to*** us all over.  Not tonight, though!

I'm so nervous as he just now seems to finally be better from the
Pancreatitis, finally eating his normal diet, and gaining his strength back.
FYI, the bird seemed recently killed (was floppy) with *** coming from
what I assume are teeth marks.  I can't imagine my pup catching it!  But we
just thawed out after over a week of being covered in several inches of
ice - perhaps the poor creature had been buried and frozen immediately after
death.  Our yard is fenced, and we have no cats.  HELP!!

Sandra  ~remove the no-spam.thanks from my address to reply via email~

 
 
 

Puppy eating dead bird - HELP!

Post by Kyla M » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


The worst thing he will get is bad breath.  That old wives tail about lice
is not true.  Lice on birds cannot hold onto a hair follicle so cannot be
transmitted to dogs or humans.  Just wash your hands and relax.  And please
do not scold your pup for bringing you things in the future.  That was his
way of bringing you a present and trying to please you.

Kyla

Quote:

>My 7 month old Sheltie pup (just recovered from serious Pancreatitis) went
>out in our yard to do his business and came back to the door with a dead
>bird in his mouth.  He has finally managed to gross me out.  He dropped it
>on command (good dog!!) and I made him go night-night in his crate while I
>disposed of it.  Are there any diseases and/or parasites I need to watch
out
>for??  Please reply!  I also have young children to worry about, and our
pup
>loves to*** us all over.  Not tonight, though!

>I'm so nervous as he just now seems to finally be better from the
>Pancreatitis, finally eating his normal diet, and gaining his strength
back.
>FYI, the bird seemed recently killed (was floppy) with *** coming from
>what I assume are teeth marks.  I can't imagine my pup catching it!  But we
>just thawed out after over a week of being covered in several inches of
>ice - perhaps the poor creature had been buried and frozen immediately
after
>death.  Our yard is fenced, and we have no cats.  HELP!!

>Sandra  ~remove the no-spam.thanks from my address to reply via email~

 
 
 

Puppy eating dead bird - HELP!

Post by Sandr » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Thank you Kyla -
The vet gave him a tapeworm pill, said that is the only real risk.
Apparantly birds can carry it and with my pup's rough medical history we
didn't want to take any chances.  Actually, I thought only cats brought
'gifts' for Mom!  He was so darn cute, and dropped the thing when I told him
to - which of course surprised me as he is going through adolescence right
now - anyway, I just didn't let him*** me for a little while, until the
"eeeeeek" factor wore off.
Thanks again!
Quote:

>The worst thing he will get is bad breath.  That old wives tail about lice
>is not true.  Lice on birds cannot hold onto a hair follicle so cannot be
>transmitted to dogs or humans.  Just wash your hands and relax.  And please
>do not scold your pup for bringing you things in the future.  That was his
>way of bringing you a present and trying to please you.

>Kyla