My dog just ate a mouse.....

United States
November 14, 2008 2:32am CST
Do you think he will get sick. It was a smaller one, but not a baby. Do you think I should take him to the vet. Worried about him p**ping it out.
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@YOULANLIU (312)
• China
14 Nov 08
Great dog!!!I think you need not to keep a cat in your house any more.Well,can you say it more clear,does that mouse means that part of computer or a real mouse?
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• United States
14 Nov 08
Real mouse.
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@urbandekay (18317)
14 Nov 08
No, need to worry, the acid in dogs stomachs is much stronger than out own and kills off any disease and enables them to digest meat that is past its best, so a mouse is no problem to them. My dogs have eaten mice from time to time. In fact when the pup came upon a nest of mice, she scoffed the lot down whole, so the other dog couldn't get any, then found a secluded spot to vomit them up and re-eat them slowly away from the other dog. Just make sure you treat your dog for worms and flea regularly all the best urban
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• United States
14 Nov 08
eew lol! always take the time to savor right? hahaha!
@zoneday (142)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 08
I think animal can digest it, but still bring it to a vet if possible. If you out of budget or time, then i think just let it be. But you have to be careful that your dog may vomit if it cant digest it.... it is disgusting. Really recommend you to bring your dog to vet if possible....
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@lishiwei (1553)
• China
14 Nov 08
I think there is no need to do that.I don't know how many my dog has eaten!It's very comman for them.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Yeah I think you should call a veterinarian. In most cases, especially when it's a dog, it's not really a nice thing to let a certain animal eat a mouse since we all know that mouse is one of the dirtiest animal. However, I guess cats are immune in this thing. But my advice is to consult a vet. You'll never know what is in that mouse when your dog ate it.
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@minx267 (5223)
• Hartford, Connecticut
14 Nov 08
The dog will digest the mouse with no problem but they may get parasites(worms) from eating it. My dogs eat mice (that the cats bring in) and sometimes Rats (that the cats kill outside) and also squirrels- I actually think they caught one on their own last week. oh and wild birds too. Anyway - I don't like them to-If I see ti I get it away from them and dispose of it. But they have eaten them and no problems...
@vanities (11308)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Nov 08
ewwww! mayberats are dirty...i guess you need to ask first the vet about it..its my first time to read about a dog eating a mouse ..house did it happen...your dog eat raw meat i presume? my little doggie is so picky when in terms of food..like human my pet like varieties...
@_sketch_ (5714)
• United States
15 Nov 08
My dog eats birds whole all the time and he's perfectly fine, so I dont think that your dog will have any problems.
@ucl800 (861)
• Greece
15 Nov 08
I don't think he will have a problem, but to be sure take him to the vet...
• United States
14 Nov 08
Remember that dogs survived long before there was Purina. Dogs will eat stuff that you would think impossible. The dog will probably be fine, and he will digest enough of the mouse so that passing its remains won't be a problem. I have seen my dog take out rotting fish she found on the side of the lake. Not that I let her eat such things as a rule, but it will happen sometimes, and it is usually no problem. The one you have to watch for is chicken (or other bird) bones as those tend to splinter when chewed and can cause some internal bleeding. If you do take the dog to the vet you are probably just looking at a large bill to tell you everything is fine, but there is always some chance that there is a problem. Do what you think, but I wouldn't worry about it.
• United States
14 Nov 08
I wouldnt worry so much... I think he will be okay. But keep an eye out just in case. If he starts acting weird then I would get him checked. But as long as your up on all his shots I think he'll be fine.
• Canada
14 Nov 08
I don't think your dog will get sick but that still is pretty gross. Last winter my dog brought something into the house that he was chewing on. My mom tried to pry this frozen thing from his mouth but he wouldn't let up..After trying and trying for a bit she was finally able to get it out..You'll never believe what it was lol..It was a frozen cat paw..EWWWWWW
@goodkat (63)
• Romania
14 Nov 08
most rodents carry diseases, unless they are vaccinated against them. So take the dog to the vet as soon as possible, if you don't know how to induce vomit to a dog.
• United States
14 Nov 08
Unless he shows signs of being ill, not drinking, not eating, being lethargic etc etc..then dont worry about it. we used to have a dog that caught mice all the time, we would try to get them away from him when we saw he had one, but frequently as soon as he spotted us coming towards him, he'd just up and swallow it whole! little brat lol! as long as you dont have any mouse/rat poison bait traps put out in your house, or other areas surrounding your home, then he will just digest it like anything else.