Australian Cattle Dog

by Julie McCarty
(Olivehurst California)


I had a rescued Australian Cattle Dog mix who weighed about 60 lbs.


He found and ate 2 small rabbits one night and I did not know this had happened until the next morning when I found him dead suddenly.

He showed no distress the night before. I found the carcass's in the morning in my yard. The heads were gone from two small dutch cross young rabbits.

I did not associate these two events until I took him to my vet for a necropsy.

My vet discovered two rabbit heads in his stomach!!!

Some how they caused a blockage. They were not digested, and maybe 12 hours had passed since I can determine he ate them.

I was just in shock!!

Beware this tragic hazard with dogs and small rodents and mammals!!

He swallowed them whole.

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Im Sorry
by: Anonymous

I'm sad to hear about your story but sometimes I wonder what dogs are thinking.

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