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Experience:  Over 30 years experience in veterinary medicine and surgery.
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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
She won't die right? Just watch her poop and behavior?
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
If she does have any symptoms, especially if they last longer that 24 hours, then she should see her veterinarian.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok whew. Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Dr. Barbara is awesome! She responded quickly and put my mind at ease.
Expert:  Dr. Barbara replied 1 year ago.
I'm so glad that I could be of help. Thanks so much for your compliments!