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Old 02-29-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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A cat left a nice little surprise for me outside on my deck this morning, a dead mouse. I didn't realize this until I watched my 11 month old puppy cart it away and then proceeded to share it with her sister.
I am really disgusted right now. Mice, I just can't stand.
My fear is that both puppies will get sick.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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Gross as it is, the puppy should be fine. My dog has eaten several critters - frogs, baby birds... It is really disgusting and I have a hard time accepting one of his face-washing kisses for a while, but overall - no worries!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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my moms dog hunts moles and eats them all the time. He'll be fine.
I swear it's a group effort. Daisy fins the mole ad then barks like (hey I did my job) and cody, bonnie and clyde all take turns digging. When the mole is located all dogs back off so Clyde can kill it. Then he backs off and Bonnie eats it. YUM!

Cody once brought me a turtle droped it at my feet and barked for me to throw it. The turtle was bigger then his head.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Just kidz being kidz right. At least they have a system that works for them.
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my moms dog hunts moles and eats them all the time. He'll be fine.
I swear it's a group effort. Daisy fins the mole ad then barks like (hey I did my job) and cody, bonnie and clyde all take turns digging. When the mole is located all dogs back off so Clyde can kill it. Then he backs off and Bonnie eats it. YUM!

Cody once brought me a turtle droped it at my feet and barked for me to throw it. The turtle was bigger then his head.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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When my son was about 5 he had a pet mouse. One day he held it out in his hand nose to nose with my rotty to introduce them. In one smooth move the mouse disappeared, my son had a horrified look on his face right before the blood curtailing screams. I had to pry the dogs mouth open and pull the terrified slobber covered mouse out of the dogs throat.
Thankfully everyone was ok though a bit shaken.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Oz
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Canines in the wild often survive on a diet consisting mostly of rodents. I don't think your dogs are so far removed from foxes and coyotes that they can't stomach a mouse.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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A cat left a nice little surprise for me outside on my deck this morning, a dead mouse. I didn't realize this until I watched my 11 month old puppy cart it away and then proceeded to share it with her sister.
I am really disgusted right now. Mice, I just can't stand.
My fear is that both puppies will get sick.
Does anyone have any info on that?
Thanks
It's only a mouse. You better get used to it.

Dogs are opportunistic eaters. They eat all kinds of disgusting stuff. I have one dog that eats other dog's poop.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Oz
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It's only a mouse. You better get used to it.

Dogs are opportunistic eaters. They eat all kinds of disgusting stuff. I have one dog that eats other dog's poop.
My dog eats poop, but only if it's frozen. Thank goodness warmer weather is on the way, no more poopsicles.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Keep them away from the cat litter. It is a regular smorgasboard!
When I walk them on the beach, God only knows what they grab and chew on.
I was camping in the wilderness (Newfoundland) and my beagle rolled in and started eating skunk crap. The smell permeated the tent. I tried washing her in the river. No good.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I usually have a strong stomach, but when I watched my dog eat a steaming fresh horse turd, I almost tossed my cookies.
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