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Old 11-11-2009, 05:04 AM
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Red face puppy ate a pigeon!!

Hi everyone,
my 10 week old, presa canario x american bulldog ate a dead pigeon today!! but he puked it all out, but can he become ill or something because he ate it?? i walked in my garden & couldn't see him, he was behind his kennel eating on a pigeon!! i grabbed his collar & moved him to his kennel, but he still had the pigeons wing in his mouth, eventually i grabbed it from him, but he swallowed a few feathers, wirth meat on em!! will this affect his health in anyway??
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:33 AM
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Sorry I can't answer your question. I had a dog once that would catch birds, live ones and lucky for me haha he would bring them to me as a prize! But he never ate them. I don't know if it would cause health problems I want to say no but like I said I have no experience with it.
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If he has his shots and everything it shouldnt ^^
My old lab mix used to eat birds. Horrible habit to break, but ofcourse, he was a hunting breed, so I wouldnt really call it a habit.
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I would keep an eye on him. Sometimes the bones can lodge in their throat, especially when they're small dogs. If you have any doubts, bring him in to the vet and have them check.
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Now he should be fine. Little Nina was 16 weeks old and caught and quickly consumed a squirrel.. I am serious- tail and all - gone! Feed very lightly the first feeding after eating prey like this. It does depend what the bird died from but to my knowledge, birds do not get rabies so ask your vet- but I do not think so if your puppy did not have their rabies yet.
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I have fed pigeons and doves to my dogs...Kiwi eats them feathers in all I found out the bad way (all the other dogs have plucked them first, she didn't)

anyway, even with eating the feather, she was fine. Your dog should be too.
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have fed pigeons and doves to my dogs...Kiwi eats them feathers in all I found out the bad way (all the other dogs have plucked them first, she didn't)

anyway, even with eating the feather, she was fine. Your dog should be too.
You fed your dogs birds? :P
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Keep an eye but she should be fine. Since your dog is young he cannot be done his set of shots yet-so I would phone the vet and ask if there is anything you should watch for-pigeons can be disease carrying. That said I think your fine!
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You fed your dogs birds? :P

Lol why does that surprise you? They are predators. The birds were not alive
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hi everyone, he seems to be doing great, he puked out all the bones, & he has only had his 1st shot, 2nd & last shot is due next sarutday!
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