Snails?!? - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Askavi's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 216
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts

Raffy keeps capturing small snails, caterpillars, spiders and other small critters that live in our yard. He then brings them in and plays with them. As far as I know he hasn't eaten any because I try to be really watchful and have managed to take them away from him.

My concern is what happens if I don't catch him with one of these and he does ingest some or all of one. Should I be concerned? I want to allow him somewhat free reign in the portion of yard we have fenced off for our dogs, and I can't eliminate the critters. He really loves being outdoors when it's not raining, and while I'm very good about keeping an eye on him, I can't keep my eyes glued every minute.

Askavi is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 04:49 AM
Senior Member
Teddy Bear's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kenya
Posts: 278
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 5 Times in 5 Posts
I don't think Raffy will get sick if he ate any insect.
Most dogs out here eat bugs at some point and I've never heard of any getting sick. Not unless he has an allergy or is already sick.
Teddy Bear is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 09:09 AM
Arf! Arf!
Ricky Ricardo's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Southern California & Baja California
Posts: 2,293
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 54 Times in 54 Posts
I suggest you ask your Vet. Day will have a lotta experience specific to yur local area. Better safe dan sorry!

besos, Ricky Ricardo

Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo) (AKC titles) CGC, BN

Ricky Ricardo is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2015, 12:46 PM
Dave T
davetgabby's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 10,873
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 119 Times in 117 Posts
Lungworm could be an issue.

Dangerous 'rat lungworms' show up in Florida snails - Futurity

Animal Health | Dogs Conditions - Fox Lungworm

Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
davetgabby is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 03:46 PM
Henry 2006-2018/ Kordelia
gelbergirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NJ/NYC metro.
Posts: 4,164
Submit Photo: 11
Photo Submissions 27 Times in 27 Posts
Tell him to leave the outside outside.
gelbergirl is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome