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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Raccoon

My 5 yr old Sheppard killed a baby raccoon in our yard 4 days ago. She now has diarrhea. Could this be something she got from the raccoon??
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Old August 29th, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Without knowing the vaccination status of your dog or anything about her general health, it's hard to say if she picked something up from the raccoon or not. Certainly raccoons can carry diseases that are passable to dogs.

The only way to find out exactly what's ailing her is to have a vet look her over. If you can, bring in a stool sample for analysis.

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Raccoons are carriers of a parasite that is dangerous to cats, not sure about dogs, best to check with your vet.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Did she kill it, or eat some/all of it as well? If she ate it, this could possibly give her a bit of runny stool for a day or two. But I agree with the others - a vet should be consulted to rule anything else out.
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