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Can They Catch Worms From This?

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Guest AimeeBee

Yes, for sure. I know tapeworms are often an issue in dogs that eat rabbit poop so I guess the whole rabbit would translate to all kinds of potential ick.

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My dogs have routinely caught critters in the extra-large back yard. I now put a multi-purpose flea/worm protector on them. (Does not take care of all worms, but so far it's helped a lot.)


Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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I believe fenbendazole (Panacur) is effective against a species of tapeworm, Taenia, which some wild rabbits may carry. That's a different species from the tapeworms dogs are much more likely to contract from eating a flea. There are other things a dog can get from wild rabbits but I don't think it's common. Personally I wouldn't take my dog to the vet just from eating a kill. Though we deal just with cotton tails, no jack rabbits or hares. Doesn't hurt to call and ask if there are any likely risks in your area. It might not be a bad idea to record the date it happened just in case something came up later.


Hope all is well.

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