08-26-2012, 02:01 PM
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When he was younger my terrier Shadow used to kill rats all the time. I'd go out in the yard and find the rats laid out dead on their side not a mark on them. Shadow never got sick from messing with them, or bitten.
That said I'd check your dog for bite wounds and in case she did get bitten keep an eye on her for abscesses.
The only real worry I'd have is if she ate any of the rat. If she did and the rat got into poison before your dog got to it, that could be a problem. Playing with it shouldn't hurt her even if it did eat poison, your dog would actually need to actually eat the rat.