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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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caught & ate bunny!

Uhhhh... Lua just brought me a pair of freshly removed bunny legs, and the rest of the poor creature is nowhere else to be found---I can only presume she ate it. Should I be worried? (PS Im obviously watching her carefully for signs of distress and will rush to the e-vet if anything seems funny.)
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: caught & ate bunny!

I wouldn't worry about it.
Dogs can digest most things they catch and eat.
As long as she is acting fine, I would bet she is good to go.
Just keep a eye out for her passing worms in her stool, and don't get upset if she passes some rabbit fur.

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Haha go Lua! How sweet of her to share with you. Dex catches a bird about once a week, thank goodness he only likes to play with them and carry them around. At least, that's what he does with the ones I know about...
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Jeesh. Talk about a raw prey-model diet... gross.
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Nothing wrong with that. Perfectly normal. My pups eat at least half a rabbit every day. The only thing to watch is if they ate the guts as well, they may throw it up later.

We go shoot a bunny every day. I always gut the rabbit first, then I cut it in half and they get a left or right half each. Whoever finishes first gets the head which they consider a delicacy. My little girl will prance around with it in her mouth, flicking it up in the air and catching it, with her tail wagging madly. Then they crunch it up and eat the lot. They eat it all, including the fur. Perfectly normal. They are dogs!
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Re: caught & ate bunny!

good to know-- Thanks ozkar! no wonder the rest of the body and head was missing, huh?
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Re: caught & ate bunny!

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Uhhhh... Lua just brought me a pair of freshly removed bunny legs, ...
It's possible that some other predator caught and mostly ate the rabbit, leaving the legs for Lua to find.

If you don't want to believe that she ate it, it's an easy way out. <G>

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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ha, it's possible, but not likely. the feet were still malleable and warm, and the res of the spine attached had some VERY fresh-looking meat on it....
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I'm sure she was just telling you she missed you. How was New Zealand, btw? I would love if Scout caught a bunny. It would save me some money on her dinner! If you're worried about worms, ground up pumpkin seeds supposedly help kill and expel them.
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ha, it's possible, but not likely. the feet were still malleable and warm, and the res of the spine attached had some VERY fresh-looking meat on it....
Then I guess that you're stuck with the fact that she ate it. You still can be thankful that you didn't see her eating it. The process is truly disgusting when guts are involved! I saw my Daisy eating a groundhog and I can assure you that no one wants to hear about it in detail. It's probably why Ozkar field cleans the rabbits that he gives his dogs - so he doesn't have to watch the guts being eaten. OK, I've said too much.

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