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My puppy just ate a dead baby possum, should I worry?

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my puppy just ate a dead baby possum, should I worry?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. I know this situation is one that is gross to think about, but in the grand scheme of things, the eating of this creature that had passed shouldn't be a problem. Thousands of years ago, before the dog was domesticated, they depended on finding food through sources like this. I wouldn't be worried with this situation. I would make sure to follow through with regular dewormings as part of his puppy visits at your vet. Could tapeworms be picked up? That is a small possibility.

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