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typical dog...will he get sick??

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Took the dog out for a walk tonight and went by a deer carcass someone threw in a ditch...of course he had to check it out. I told him to leave it alone, and walked a little ways and looked back and he had a piece of flesh in his mouth that I walked right over. I took it out and it was full of maggots (at least I think that's what the nasty little @#$% were)!

I looked in his mouth and he had one crawling on his tongue. I don't know if I got it out or not, but they might have been a couple more in there too. Will this hurt him or will they just die and pass through??

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I wouldn't worry about the maggots...there's some cultures that eat them. They probably have a good protein and fat percentage. The rotten deer though, I'm not sure.

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Labs are famous for eating everything. Bears will eat maggots off of carcasses for the protien so I don't see how it would hurt a dog. Worst case would be a bad belly ache, runs, puke but then maybe it'll leave dead deer alone.

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If that would have been my Lab he would have rolled in it. Somebody had thrown some milk jugs into a road ditch and after the ditch was mowed my dog found them. He looked like was half covered in cottage cheese but he sure didn't smell like it. Dang I hate when does that. eek

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All right I kind of figured it shouldn't be a big deal. He didn't eat any of the deer either, and he's still wolfing down his food and drinking water. I think it was more disgusting than anything!

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My britanys like to kill and chomp on rabbits.

Didn't think it was a big deal and so let them

play with it and then take it away. On a recent

Vet trip, he found tape worms in one dog because

of chomping on rabbits, who carry nasty stuff.

Go thru his [PoorWordUsage] with somebody elses "fine tooth

comb" and see if there are some critters moving

abouts. I don't think you are out of the woods on

this one, but ask the pro.

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I looked at his last two "piles" and didn't see anything out of the ordinary. He only had it in his mouth for a couple seconds, so unless I notice something unusual I'll just keep a close eye on him for a while.

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maggies should'nt hurt him, they don't seem to bother the panfish that i miss!

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The only thing I'd have any concern about is the dog getting worms. If it only maggots he'll be no worse for the wear.

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