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Is a Praying Mantis Poisonous to Dogs?

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My dog ate a praying mantis. Can this make him sick?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 5 years ago.

A praying mantis is not toxic to dogs. The most you have to worry about is some gastrointestinal irritation from the spikes on their limbs. Otherwise, it shouldn't cause a problem. I would just add some fiber into his diet. Pureed canned pumpkin works well. It will help increase fecal bulk and push the mantis through his digestive tract faster.

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