Friday, February 5, 2010

Can mice eating out of dog food make my dog sick?

theres a mouse and i think its been eating out of my dogs food can it make it sick and what can can i do to get rid of the mouseCan mice eating out of dog food make my dog sick?
Edit: Oh my gosh! PLEASE do NOT take the advice to use poisons to kill the mice. It does no good to leave poison in 'safe' places because the poisoned mice will crawl off and die, usually out in the open while seeking water. Thousands of pets die every year from picking up poisoned rodents. NO ONE with pets, or living near pets, should use poisons!!!!


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Yes! Mice carry all kinds of nasties, the least of which is fleas, from which your dog can get tapeworms. Please throw out the food. You can get a small to medium sized garbage can with a locking lid, or a rubbermaid type container with an airtight lid, to keep mice away.





Place some live traps in the general area. That way you can let the little buggers out into the woods after you catch them. No reason to kill them, unless you have a major infestation.





Good luck!Can mice eating out of dog food make my dog sick?
it definitely can, mice carries all sorts of diseases. Do not let dog food sit around since this attracts all sorts of critters, train your dog to eat only at a certain time, if he doesn't eat in that 30 minutes take it away. My sister's bf didn't close the canister well in the garage, it even attracted a possum, lucky the raccoons didn't get init definitely can, mice carries all sorts of diseases.
There's mice bait you can get, but, you must be absolutely certain that it is placed in an area with NO possibility of the dog getting to it and be poisoned. Mice run low and high so find a place safe from being knocked down and well over the dog. Remove his feed bowl immediately after eating, if he doesn't eat it all then possibly your feeding too much at one meal.
it is possible as mice tend to urinate where they eat and this can leave behind parasites and possible disease. Put the dog food in a metal garbage can or other rodent proof container
Yes because mice have been known to be carriers of disease
Yes Your dog can get sick mice are not very clean and often urinate and carries many illnesses


you don't want your dog eating urinate
it definitely can, mice carries all sorts of diseases. Do not let dog food sit around since this attracts all sorts of critters, train your dog to eat only at a certain time, if he doesn't eat in that 30 minutes take it away. My sister's bf didn't close the canister well in the garage, it even attracted a possum, lucky the raccoons didn't get in
well if mice have germs and there sick (VERY SICK)


they could make your dog sick and your dog might get flees


and flies all over it itll be very sick i guess please rate i now a alot about dogs if you need more help email me my email address is ola_cechulska@yahoo.com


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i think if this is happening stop it right away. mice may pee in the dog food and this is not healthy for your dog!! i would set of non kill traps and put some dog food in it(since it seems to like dog foos) then take it about 3 miles away to woods or a feild and let it go!! good luck!! also put your dogs food someowhere where the mouse can't get it!!
Its possible. Mice tend to leave droppings everywhere they go. If any of the droppings got in his food, they could make the dog sick. Its best if you can get a large plastic pail with a lid to store the dog food in
You should get some plastic take-along containers. This is what I do, my dogs eat out of them. You feed your dogs, and if they don't eat it in 20 minutes, pick it up. You can re-lid it if they haven't eaten much and try later. But that way you don't have the dog food attracting mice. The best way is rat poison, but you have a dog, so that could be dangerous for him. Maybe you can get a cat?
100% yes!!
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