A gentle wild neighbor, the opossum is our only backyard marsupial and is rarely guilty of more than "playing 'possum." Dog killed possum, should I be worried?

Share. - posted in Just plain ol B.S. We're not sure if it's dead or not. Solution: Nothing. do you think I should take her too the vet ? She plays with the neighbor's kids everyday. Often seen as a pest and accused of everything from knocking over garbage cans to killing chickens, these quiet marsupials are rarely a threat and easily sent on their way. Up until now, she's been an angel. Asses those questions, and if in doubt, call your vet.

I immediately took my dog and washed her mouth with a hose.

What do I do? I would you dog is family and you. For the second time this week, my dog has killed a full grown raccoon in the edge of my yard. 14 Answers. I've read that there is a very low chance of possums carrying the disease and that they'd have to bite my dog but I still want to make sure if he can can get it from biting the possum. My dog keeps killing possums. There was more blood from the possum and my dad picked it up with a shovel and placed it in a brushed area behind our backyard.

I grabbed him and put him in his kennel. Please let me know if I should be worried or not. There really isn't anything a dog can catch from an opossum- as long as your dog has it's rabies shots, don't worry (even though rabies is really rare in most areas) Ours kill possums, raccoons, and foxes all the time, and are perfectly fine, except for the occasional scratch.If he has any cuts, make sure they are clean (the same way you would clean your cuts) and watch to make sure that they don't get infected (pus, extra heat on the area compared to the rest of the skin). Also simply sniffing fluids from a wild animal, alive or dead, can cause some health problems, including rabies.Is leptospirosis a problem in your area, and if so, does your dog have the vaccine for it? I just noticed my dog barking which is unusual, he rarely does and I went outside and saw him with a fairly big possum in his mouth. If they get infected, bring him in, but otherwise there is no reason to.Go ahead and take her to the vet to look for cuts and bites. Should I be worried? Thank you!Not a problem, my two kill them all the times, also they do skunks, snakes, woodchucks, and rabbits to name a few.Watch your dog closely but your dog should be fine .Still have questions? Mar 7, 2010 #1. He carried it by our garage then dropped it. Im worried she might get something. I found it in the yard with blood all over it . I fell kinda bad for the possum but will the mother try Attack my dog Leave the opossum alone and enjoy watching wildlife in your own backyard. (lab, retreiver, bite, clean) User Name: Remember Me: Password ... A hunter would have killed that possum, and not clueless about what to do with it. My dogs killed a possum!
1 decade ago. Log in to reply to the answers Post; D. Lv 7. I just noticed my dog barking which is unusual, he rarely does and I went outside and saw him with a fairly big possum in his mouth. Neither dog, the "muttweiler" or the cocker spaniel have any signs of bites or scratches. In warmer seasons, rabies would also be a consideration, Just watch her, but the best thing is to ask your vet what they think.If there's nothing wrong, then it's better to be safe than sorry. (Opossum Problems and Solutions) Problem: There is an opossum in my yard. Should I be worried? But simply killing a prey animal is NOT a reason for a trip to the vet.don't take her to the vet, just tell your mom about it, she should know. There are no marks, cuts, or bites on my dog but can he get anything from biting it and having it's blood in his mouth? My dog killed a possum should I be worried ? He was barking like mad so I took the rifle and went to investigate. He carried it by our garage then dropped it. As the vet how you should handle getting the dead body of the opossum. Relevance. My dog killed a baby possum last night and a pretty bloody scene.

There was a drop of blood from the possum on the ground. DYI hunting Senior Member.

her safe. just to check and see if she doesn't have anything bad done to her.What do you think of the answers? Playing possum is more than just lying still. My dad tried to scare the possum away but it went right by my dogs cage and my dog somehow bit it through the cage and violently tried to tug it inside. But we just went outside and found the carcass of a rather large possum. He is a one and a half year old pitbull boxer mix, he's only had a rabies vaccination once when we adopted him from the shelter which is what worries me. Answer Save.