|Barked: Sat Apr 1, '06 5:06am PST |
|Good question. While the bird flu has not made it to America yet, I would say that doesn't mean it won't eventually. And avian flu is scary to say the least. A species jumping virus...
I know there have been cases of hundreds of ducks dying mysteriously around the Great Lakes area and squirrels too. It's believed the squirrels fed off the dead ducks. I never read whether they published what illness this was from, but it makes you aware of the possibility of other animals getting sick from the birds.
I also wonder about West Nile virus. Can this affect the dog if the bird the dog eats had it?
I now not all dogs that eat birds have caught and killed it, but some find it dead and then eat it. What if the bird died from West Nile virus?
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