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Old 05-18-11, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dog ate my snake skin

Is snake skin harmful to dogs? He is a small dog Boston terrier x cocker spaniel
I was getting shed out of my snakes viv and he jumped up and grabbed it he only swallowed the head part

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Re: My dog ate my snake skin

cute dog, my dog ate my box of snake skin (about 40 sheds) and he was fine, i saw no ill effects (i don't know if its bad for them, just trying to put your mind at ease till you get a more definitive answer)
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How did you take a picture of yourself in the cage?
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lol that would be my friend
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Oh I was wondering....did you plan all this and set your camera up ahead of time lol....
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Re: My dog ate my snake skin

No harm, but could your dog be mentally reetarded?
I only ask because snake shed has zero nutritional value, usually dogs don't eat stuff like that.....unless they're slow.
Don't be ashamed, one of my dogs is "slow" too...
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Sometimes they just want to eat/chew.
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Re: My dog ate my snake skin

Seeing as I'm at work -clearly not working too hard since I took the time to look at the forum - at the dog clinic right now I thought I should answer you.
You've got nothing to worry about, with the skin itself. The snake skin will break down, and will not cause any blockage. Unless you start to notice any behavioral changes ei: not eating, passing BM, lethargy, then don't fret. The only worry is if there was some sort of germ being carried on the skin like salmonella or anything, which if you keep good husbandry shouldn't be an issue.

Ps. I confirmed this all with the vet on call tonight before posting it, seeing as I'm not a vet I wouldn't give you my own opinion with out checking first.
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Thanks for the info!
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Yea he is a puppy so he chews everything.
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No harm, but could your dog be mentally reetarded?
I only ask because snake shed has zero nutritional value, usually dogs don't eat stuff like that.....unless they're slow.
Don't be ashamed, one of my dogs is "slow" too...
Nope Joe is not mental..I wouldn't be ashamed either, I think it would be a challenge. How long have you had your dog with the disability?
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btw your puppy is very very cute. <3
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"The only worry is if there was some sort of germ being carried on the skin like salmonella or anything, which if you keep good husbandry shouldn't be an issue."
ALL reptiles have salmonella.
And it has absolutely nothing at all to do with good husbandry.

I was just kidding about the 'slow' thing, My Willow may be a spaz and have ADHD, but she is as quick as a whip.
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ALL reptiles have salmonella.
And it has absolutely nothing at all to do with good husbandry.
Mykee is right - Hence why we wash our hands after handling.
But obviously a snake kept in 'dirty' conditions is far more likely to pass something on in it's shed that the puppy could pick up by eating it, which is the point I meant. I'd be far more worried if you posted a picture of never-cleaned-gross-icky-viv and said your puppy ate the shed from a snake that lived there. ;]
Really, with puppies eating stuff, unless it's toxic, if their able to pass it the worse you normally have to deal with it some diarrhea or maybe a bit of vomit, usually nothing to worry about if it doesn't last. It's when they eat things they can't pass and get blocked. ;/ Exploratorys are no fun, especially for ones wallet.
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No harm, but could your dog be mentally reetarded?
I only ask because snake shed has zero nutritional value, usually dogs don't eat stuff like that.....unless they're slow.
Don't be ashamed, one of my dogs is "slow" too...
All the dogs I've known have eaten the weirdest things and none have been "mentally ********"... well sometimes I think they are. From socks to bandages to tissue paper to cardboard... Snake skin probably has more nutrition then tissue paper (which is my dog's favourite)

I wouldn't be worried of a dog getting sick from eating snake skin. Dogs lick their own (and other dogs') butts and their fecal matter can contain salmonella. Some dogs eat feces and are fine... Some dogs eat garbage and lick the ground. Actually ALL dogs will probably do one of the above at least. Dogs are natural scavengers and can handle a lot of weird things in their gut... Like socks.
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