What to Do if Your Puppy Eats a Dead Mouse

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At a young age, puppies are full of curiosity and this may lead them to eating things they shouldn’t such as a dead mouse. We would strongly recommend calling the vet if you are certain that your puppy ate a dead mouse. Here are the reasons why.

Diseases from Rodents

First, it’s possible for your dog to get sick as a result of picking up diseases or parasites from the dead mouse. Roundworm infection is one of the more common issues that can happen after a puppy eats a dead mouse. Roundworms can cause serious health issues if left untreated.

Effects of Rodenticide

Another danger dead mice can pose is the rodenticide content. We believe a visit to the vet will be necessary if you know there has been some rodenticide laid out in the vicinity. You don’t want the puppy to absorb the poison content from the dead mouse.

Symptoms of Eating a Dead Mouse

Puppies that eat a dead mouse may start to display a number of symptoms such as a loss of appetite, lethargy, and vomiting. Some of these symptoms won’t happen immediately. Even if your puppy seems fine for the first few hours after eating a mouse, we would still suggest calling a vet for the appropriate next steps.

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