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I am dog sitting my friends puppy. I think she ate a dead

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I am dog sitting my friends puppy. I think she ate a dead baby bird. She hasn't gotten her rabies shot yet.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the puppy will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Hazel
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hazel?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
Hi, and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** and I have been practicing for over 30 years. I'll be very happy to help you and Hazel today.
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
The only problem that Hazel will have if she did ingest the baby bird is possible GI upset (vomiting some and diarrhea), but there is no danger of rabies.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She won't die right? Just watch her poop and behavior?
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
Exactly! She may not even have any GI signs. Just watch her to make sure that she continues to eat well, act well, and poop well.
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
If she does have any symptoms, especially if they last longer that 24 hours, then she should see her veterinarian.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok whew. Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
You are very welcome! Please don't forget to rate our conversation. Even after rating our chat, you can contact me here again if you need to.Have fun with Hazel!
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Dr. Barbara is awesome! She responded quickly and put my mind at ease.
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 10 months ago.
I'm so glad that I could be of help. Thanks so much for your compliments!

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