Australian Cattle Dog
by Julie McCarty
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.