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July 13, 2007

A cautionary tale: Champ the dog

Filed under: Brood XIII — Dan @ 5:41 am

This story has been all over the news, so I’m posting it. Champ the drug sniffing dog nearly chokes to death on 4 cicadas (video report). Don’t let your pets gorge themselves on cicadas. Like anything that’s an inch and a half long or longer, cicadas can become lodged in your pet’s throat, so keep a mindful eye on their insect dining habits.

1 Comment

  1. Wendy says:

    I asked my veterinarian about toxicity from eating the Cicadia. My dog also was eating them. I’ve heard my people talk about the fact that their dogs are eating these insects. My vet looked at my quiet strange when I asked about the situation. I’ve been keeping a close eye on my canine companion, worker & play pal, others may not be as vigilant.

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