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killed a squirrel

Postby toledo-kip » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:23 pm

The other night, Kip snacked on a squirrel he snapped the squirrels neck and was running around with it in his mouth for a couple minutes.. is he going to be fine or should i get him a shot or some kind? i dont think the squirrel even had a chance to bite or scratch back...

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:24 pm

I wouldn't worry. There's not a whole lot he can catch without eating the squirrel...

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Postby barbponys » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:10 pm

As long as he's up to date on his rabies there's not much to worry about. The only other thing he could get from them is a fleas or or ticks............

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Postby BrokenAquarian » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:22 am

TAPEWORM!

Dogs get tapeworm infestation from eating rodents

axeed

Postby axeed » Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:58 pm

i cant believe he caught a squirrel ?! :) they are fast .... and they can climb everywhere ?! :) crazy

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Postby aaronchpmn » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:24 pm

KeelazMom wrote:TAPEWORM!

Dogs get tapeworm infestation from eating rodents


agreed... usually rodents and rabbits should be frozen for a few months before feeding for this exact reason..... just keep an eye on feces and weight, but more'n likely he'll be fine.....gotta say catching a squirrel is quite an accomplishment also :twisted:

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Postby toledo-kip » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:36 pm

i was so happy for him that he caught it.. his tail was just wagging non stop. and for the rest of the walk at the park, he was just looking for something else to kill... squirrel's are very quick and fast.. he must have caught it off quard or something... I dont think his teeth broke the skin of the squirrel. but seeing him shake the thing to death was a sight to be seen,,,, ill keep a watch out.. its been 2 days and he is still fine so hopefully he will becool

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Postby barbponys » Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:36 pm

They also get tapeworms from fleas. We just went through that with all my dogs and cats. Cost me a fortune. This is the first time We've ever had any dog have tapeworm let alone 5 and 2 cats! What a pain.

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Postby toledo-kip » Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:57 pm

what are symtoms of tapeworm?

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Postby Sarah » Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:18 pm

You see tapeworm segments in the stool. When they're fresh, they wave around, when they're dead, they look like grains of rice.

He won't have caught tapeworms just from killing the squirrel, though.


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