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    Any concerns about dogs eating rabbit poop? Lucic on occasional find will grab a pellet or two before I can get to it.
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    Yes! Dogs can get leptosporosis from rabbit poop and also coccidiosis especially if they aren't fully vaccinated. No more poop!
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    no they cannot get lepto from rabbit poop. what they can get is tapeworm.



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    Rabbit poop is Coco Puffs to my dogs. While I try to stop them, it is impossible to stop them completely. Of all the dogs I have had in my house, boarding, board and trains, and my own in 15 years i have only had 3 instances of tapeworm. One came with tapeworm, and the other two actually ate a dead bunny....(and took the ecollar ZAP) before I could catch them. (kind of one of those things where they scarf it down faster the closer I get to them...)

    I can not stop them from eating bunny poop completely, but i do not stress when they do.
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    Deer poop, Horse d'oobers, litter box treats it's all pretty unavoidable and must be really tasty, because they seem to find it irresistible.

    If it's domesticated indoor bunny poop, it should be pretty safe. Rabbits don't seem to get fleas (a source of worms).

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    What is it about the poop of little furry creatures that is so irresistible to dogs?! I had to create Ft. Knox to keep Maxx out of the litter box when he was a puppy! Thankfully my kitties are so easy going and adaptable. I am sure he has found, and quickly devoured, bunny poop on occasion while out walking and in our yard. I pick up his poop and have him tested reguarly and he has stayed tapeworm free. I feel better knowing that Karen, (Belles Mom), has encountered it so infrequently. Considering all the dogs she deals with I completely trust her experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belles mom View Post
    Rabbit poop is Coco Puffs to my dogs. While I try to stop them, it is impossible to stop them completely

    I agree, impossible to stop him completely, he has learned the command leave it, but when his nose is to the ground he is like a mini Vacuum with legs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    no they cannot get lepto from rabbit poop. what they can get is tapeworm.
    My vet told me they could get lepto from rabbit poop. I found this article.

    Dog Diseases Caused by Bird & Rabbit Feces | The Daily Puppy


    We have so much rabbit and deer poop around us, so I asked a lot of questions about it. Just sharing what was told to me.
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    Lepto is spread through infected rodent urine. Leptospirosis in Dogs

    Leptospira are found in wild and domestic animals. The bacteria are spread in the urine, often making their way into water sources and remaining infective in the soil for up to six months.



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    I don't want to argue, I just learned after having my fully vaccinated puppy come down with parvo that you can't be too cautious about what they eat. And that there are different strains of parvo and of lepto. Some may be rare, but they are out there.
    Smokey 4/25/2012

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