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Dog killed raccoon

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by munkron, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. munkron

    munkron Puppy

    My dog killed a raccoon in the park at around 8:30AM. It was a snowy day so relatively dark I guess.

    The thing is the raccoon didn't fight back much, as he attacked it from behind. I didn't get to save the body of the raccoon, should I be worried? What precautions should I take.
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Is he up to date on vaccinations?
     
  3. munkron

    munkron Puppy

    He received his last vaccine less than a year ago.
     
  4. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    He may have incapacitated it before it had the chance to fight back. Just check him over real well for cuts. Other than that, I wouldn't worry too much.

    If he starts to act funny, food refusal, temperament changes, lethargy, take him in.
     
  5. munkron

    munkron Puppy

    Thanks, I'm just surprised it was out so late in the morning and he was able to sneak up on it. He has no cuts at all though luckily and I gave him a quick bath.
     
  6. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    It was probably sick. While prey drive is normal for a good amount of dogs. Please don't let your dog kill raccoons in the park. There's a chance that he could pick up something nasty and you may get fined by the police
     
  7. munkron

    munkron Puppy

    Obviously I didn't plan on doing that. Otherwise I wouldn't be worried about him would I.
     
  8. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Don't get an attitude. The dog is your responsibility, meaning he shouldn't be off killing wildlife.

    If you're frequenting a park where wildlife is present, he should be leashed.
     
  9. sheltermutts

    sheltermutts Puppy

    When my dog killed a cat that was suspected of having rabies, they revaccinated my dog immediately. I might call my vet and see if a booster is recommended.
     
  10. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Including Lepto I hope.
     
  11. Obed

    Obed Good Dog Premium Member

    your dog did what dogs do... the one who failed was you, why was your dog off leash in a public park? You will likely have no issues with the dog but make a vet trip as a precaution. When off your property, your dog should be on leash at all times, no exceptions. When you fuck up, your dog pays the penalty.
     
  12. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    I don't see where the OP says her dog was off leash...
     
  13. Atheist

    Atheist Good Dog

    Assuming it was off leash is natural, otherwise how else did it sneak up on a raccoon? If it was on leash, the person on the other end was not paying attention, which is almost the same as being off leash.
     

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