Dog Health

Will your dog be okay if he ate a live bird?

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2009-07-18 05:31:46

I don't think so... you should go see the vet. Most likely, yes.

Dogs are carnivores which means they eat meat. The bird is no

longer alive after being eaten. The only potential problem is the

bird bones have a tendancy to splinter and can stick into the dogs

intestine. That usually only happens when dogs are given chicken or

turkey bones. I am assuming that if the dog ate an entire bird at

one time , then the bird was relatively small. The only harm done

was to the bird. Answer I tend to disagree. Birds carry a

variety of diseases that can be transferred to your dog. I would

take the dog to the vet and have them run a fecal float for

intestinal parasites and bacteria. If not, expect to see diarrhea

in the next week.

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