I am assuming its rabbit poop. I've heard dogs can really get sick from it. Is it something I really need to worry about, besides it being really really gross.
Can he catch something life threatening? I don't know how to prevent it other than go outside with him all of the time.
Lisa and Frankie
|Funny you should mention this. My puppy was doing the same thing all summer, so I asked my vet. He seemed to think it was nothing to worry about.|
|I have a house rabbit with a litter box... sometimes the door to that area is open and I find Hank in there snacking all the time! I'm not sure what it is but he loves it.|
So far, so good.. He hasn't had a bad reaction to it- although I do stop him when I catch him...
|I just can't stop thinking about the kisses when they're done. Ewwwwwww|
|other than grossing us uprights out, no it won't hurt them. i discovered this past year in a long hunt for a scared furkid that they survive by eating feces of others when nothing else available. we also discovered his new location by devoured deer guts where a hunter had gutted his catch. |
oh, and mine always wanted kisses after kitkat bar breakfast, yuk.
|yummmmmmmmm rabbit poop! In our house Chiquita thinks that is a delicacy!!!|
|Besides the gross-out factor, it seems likely that worms or other parasites may be transferred this way. I know 4dognight (who is having trouble logging in) treats her dogs for worms regularly at the advice of her vet.|
|Yes ditto, just make sure the regular worming is up to date. Hard to stop them having munchies on other animals doo doos You cant watch them 24/7 outside. Here it is Possum crunchies Darn those possums dropping them around the yard.|
|My dog got very sick from racoon poop. Luckily, no rabbits here...But they do go bonkers for cat poop and I think cat poop can be a problem?|
I don't get these dogs. They eat poop off the ground but will spit out a pill when given
|My first sheepie got EXTEMELY sick from eating cat poop when a stray cat got in our backyard. We had to rush her to the emergency vet at midnight. They had to put her on an iv for a few hours and give her meds to stop the throwing up. The vet said this was her way of keeping HER yard clean. and the poop probably had a parasite in it. All I know was it was very scarey and my parents had to get all new carpet.|
Maggie McGee IV wrote:
Besides the gross-out factor, it seems likely that worms or other parasites may be transferred this way. I know 4dognight (who is having trouble logging in) treats her dogs for worms regularly at the advice of her vet.
According to my vet, it would be quite unusual for parasites to transmit from rabbits to dogs via feces. Most parasites are "host specific," meaning they are after one species or the other. If the rabbit has parasites and the dog eats the rabbit, then the dog can get the rabbit's parasites. That's the info I got from my vet anyway. Of course, you do want to make sure your dog is wormed regularly.
I just can't stop thinking about the kisses when they're done. Ewwwwwww
What about those pills that claim to make your dog stop eating their own poop? Wonder if that would work at discouraging other poop snacks? I don't even know if those pills are safe though. I know they have a truck load of salt in them. Might as well put a salt lick in the yard at that rate.
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