I've bagged it, thrown it, sent him to bed and gave him a pat. But I wouldn't poll r/dogs for possum recipes. 6 years ago. Very superficial wounds but still, should I be worried? Podatki o napravi in internetni povezavi, vključno z naslovom IP, Dejavnosti brskanja in iskanja med uporabo spletnih mest in aplikacij družbe Verizon Media. It is natural for domesticated animals to bring home dead animals, even though it may be an unpleasant surprise. Fast Dead Possum inspections in Brisbane. But if you ever see him trying to throw up and he cant, or acting lathargic and not eating, then rush him to the vet. Yeah, I don't understand the reason OP is upset. I tell my dogs “NO” and shape the behavior. She buys these huge balls with handles and they are an absolute favorite. However he has lots of cuts on him, very often. he's just following his instincts. The good news is he's bringing you gifts so he recognizes you as alpha and will listen to you. So what do I need to know? Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. But yeah, going after wild animals is a natural dog behavior, just make sure they don't get rabies or fleas. While you may not find a bird carcass appetizing, your pooch will undoubtedly find it worth scarfing. Came back a half hour later and it hadn't budged. Also, the chipmunks who come onto the porch have no idea how lucky they are that there is a screen door there. Well I'm glad your response is so well said and explained. Oh god, I read that as "My dad just brought my fiancee a dead, beheaded possum he'd obviously killed earlier." What was interesting too was how a few of the experts told me that when a dog brings you a dead bird home, it doesn’t mean they actually killed it. If that possim was at my house probbly already dead by the time I go out in the yard. Sometimes possums and rats can die inside the roof or wall cavities of houses. Unless the possum was not acting right E.G. They enjoy going into our gardens and destroying our plants and vegetables. He wants to please you (as the alpha member of his pack) by bringing you a gift. I mean, I guess if you didn't have any recipes for possum. common practice would be to send the head of the opossum off for rabies testing and place your dog into a quarantine, either at home, at an animal shelter, or at your vet, depending on whether your dogs vaccines are current and what your local/state laws dictate. I would get a booster if she was my dog. TL;DR Take the gift and do nothing, if you see him in the act of menacing other animals you don't wish him to, then reprimand him then, not after the fact. It's in a dogs nature. This is how you should react to a pet that brings home a dead animal. His shots are up to date and due to his size and nature, he is calmer outside then he is in. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. However, if you catch him in the act of aggressive or predatory towards cats (or small animals/vermin in general if you care about those too) then reprimand him. Spiritual folks and people who follow a Shamanic path watch for signs from nature. Don't reward him because a dog may not fully understand the difference between a possum and some other small furry thing, and try to bring you more "gifts". Also, sorry about the killing of the animal. killing another animal anymore than you should be upset about a dolphin killing another dolphin just because it feels like it. I'm upset cause he's obvious killed it. It's completely natural for them. How do I react to this ... u/tmama1. Dead opossum found this morning in our front yard.
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