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Eating Squirrel??

Postby Eclipse » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:12 pm

A friend likes to hunt small game squirrel and rabbits but doesn't like to eat them so offered them to me for the dogs.

I know I can feed the rabbit but what about the squirrel? Anyone feed squirrel? Risks, problems, disease to worry about?

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Postby jiggy » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:21 pm

if humans can eat squirrels, so can a dog.

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Postby kristakmj » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:26 pm

people eat squirrels?

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Postby Eclipse » Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:33 pm

To clarify I am talking about raw feeding here not cooking the squirrel up then feeding it to them.
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People I hope would not eat the squirrel raw :yucky:

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Postby pblove » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:10 pm

kristakmj wrote:people eat squirrels?

yes and if you liked chicken you would probably like squirrel then.
I hope you get an abswer soon, as I am not sure what, if any, problems feeding faw squirrel woud be?

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Postby MuttsMom » Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:46 pm

I don't know the answer to this, but I can tell you my experience. Muttley has eaten several squirrels (that have, ahem, commited suicide in our yard) over the past few years with no ill effects. I mean the entire squirrel, he love love LOVES them!! It must be like the greatest treat ever in dog cuisine because he gets more excited over a squirrel than anything I can think of lol I do try to keep a closer eye on his eating/pooping habits for a few days after he eats one just in case. Only one time do I remember the next day he didn't want to eat his regular food as usual and his poop was a little bit runny, but all was back to normal by the following day.

Hope that helps you some, maybe somebody else will answer that actually knows for sure.

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Re: Eating Squirrel??

Postby BrokenAquarian » Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:23 am

stolly wrote:A friend likes to hunt small game squirrel and rabbits but doesn't like to eat them so offered them to me for the dogs.

I know I can feed the rabbit but what about the squirrel? Anyone feed squirrel? Risks, problems, disease to worry about?



Dog can get tapeworms from eating small animals/rodents


And do me a favor - punch your friend in the face for me.
You don't kill things "Just for the hell of it"
Unless they are causing problems or you're hungry, don't be killing things

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Postby Eclipse » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:58 am

And do me a favor - punch your friend in the face for me.
You don't kill things "Just for the hell of it"
Unless they are causing problems or you're hungry, don't be killing things


I don't agree with killing animals "Just for the hell of it" either. If I do not want to feed them to the dogs he is not going to hunt them.

I would think freezing them for a month or two would take care of any parasites, I'll have to check that out.

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Re: Eating Squirrel??

Postby iluvmypits » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:59 pm

stolly wrote:A friend likes to hunt small game squirrel and rabbits but doesn't like to eat them so offered them to me for the dogs.

I know I can feed the rabbit but what about the squirrel? Anyone feed squirrel? Risks, problems, disease to worry about?

Your friend is an idot. He gives hunters a bad name. You dont just kill animals for the hell of it.
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