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Slug on Maccabee

I was combing Maccabee this evening and felt a huge wet mat. He has never had mats and was groomed yesterday, so I was very surprised. As I attacked the mat, a fat slug fell onto my lap! The "mat" was the slug and a bunch of goey stuff glueing his hair together. I worked through it, getting out all the goo and the mat.

I googled "slug on my dog" and there were several entries about dogs eating slugs and the danger of lungworm.

Maccabee didn't eat the slug, but who knows if he lick it, or the goo. Should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?

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LOL, never heard of anything happening from slugs....?
I found several of them on Tillie over the winter, SO gross!!!!!

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I know.....just last night the puppy was snuggling on my lap and I felt this yucky stuff....initially thought "is this poop" well it was a slug! It was so horrid, just glad I found it before she did. She also had something stuck in her beard, it was pine pitch...she plays with the pine cones, which are all over our yard. I finally had to cut it out, hated to do it but had no choice.
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Oh, ICK! I did not realize there could be a problem from dogs eating slugs, other than the fact that the thought of it makes me want to barf. Augie has eaten at least one.

I'm always getting pine pitch in my hair - olive oil breaks it up pretty well.

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olive oil! thanks, I know it will happen again, small pine cones all over the yard and she seems to love to play with them. Will try that next time ...better than scissors.
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Maddie is my slug collector. In early spring we had baby slug that found their way on her I would find 5 at a time

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Well I have never heard of such a thing. Why would they get on a dog? I occassionally get on in my kitchen where it has crawled under the outside door, but they never get any farther than the door. If they get bad, I put down kosher salt around the back door (it is damp there). If I had them in my yard, I would be spreading something to kill them. Yucck.

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Well I have never heard of such a thing. Why would they get on a dog? I occassionally get on in my kitchen where it has crawled under the outside door, but they never get any farther than the door. If they get bad, I put down kosher salt around the back door (it is damp there). If I had them in my yard, I would be spreading something to kill them. Yucck.
We have them too, and Kodi has gotten them stuck in his fur too. I don't think they MEAN to climb on the dog... But when the dog moves through dewy or rain-soaked grass, sometimes they get knocked off the foliage and into the fur... Where they get REALLY stuck. I've never had it happen when the ground was dry.


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