My Dog Ate Animal Intestines What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Kyoko •  Updated: 03/12/23 •  3 min read
Dog Severe Toxicity Level
The contents of the OurFitPets.com website, such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on this site (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase this item or service, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain our own.

Dog Ate Animal Intestines

Online Veterinary 24/7
Chat With A Veterinarian Online

Connect with a verified veterinarian in minutes. Licensed vets are available 24/7 to answer your questions. No need to worry about your furry family member.

Dogs are famous for eating almost anything and everything! They may eat dead animals they find on a walk or even just eat animal intestines. Yuck! Even well-fed dogs will eat animal intestines if they have the opportunity to do so. But can animal intestines make a dog sick?

Has your dog eaten animal intestines? Are you worried the animal intestines will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about animal intestines and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What are Animal Intestines?

Animal intestines, also called offal, are the intestines of an animal that’s died naturally or been butchered. These parts may be used for food or cast off after the butchering of an animal. For instance, a hunter may cast aside the offal as they butcher and skin the animal.

While all of this sounds pretty gross, animal intestines can be healthy food. It may contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fats that are all healthy for dogs.

However, can animal intestines make a dog sick?

Animal Intestines & Dogs

There may be times when animal intestines could make a dog sick. For instance, if the offal has been discarded in nature and has started to rot. This could make a dog pretty sick. He could develop symptoms similar to food poisoning, which can be a serious infection.

In addition, a dog could also become infected with parasites that are present in animal intestines.

Symptoms of Animal Intestine Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten animal intestines:

If you notice these symptoms in your dog, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.

Treatment of Animal Intestine Ingestion in Dogs

Treatment depends on the vet’s diagnosis. For instance, if your dog has been diagnosed with food poisoning, the vet may treat your dog with medications to stop persistent diarrhea and vomiting. They will also treat other symptoms as they arise. If your fur baby is dehydrated, the vet will give him an IV with fluids. These work to rehydrate your dog and flush any toxins out of his system.

On the other hand, if your dog is diagnosed with a parasitical infection, the vet will treat the infection according to the type of parasite that’s causing the problem.

The good news is that most dogs will make a full recovery after eating animal intestines! In the future, it’s best not to allow your dog to eat animal intestines when you’re out for a walk or hike. On the other hand, if your dog is on a raw food diet, it’s best to get the vet’s advice on where to find the best animal intestines for your dog and how to properly serve them. You’ll both be happier for it!

(Visited 78 times, 1 visits today)
Online Veterinary 24/7
Chat With A Veterinarian Online

Connect with a verified veterinarian in minutes. Licensed vets are available 24/7 to answer your questions. No need to worry about your furry family member.

Kyoko

Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

Keep Reading