Does your dog chase squirrels? Our own Dr. Kimby Lo answered a San Francisco Chronicle reader’s question about health risks related to a dog’s squirrel-hunting in this week’s paper.
The question: Our 4-year-old Chihuahua-shih tzu mix is suddenly interested in stalking and catching the squirrels in our backyard. When he catches them, he plays with their dead bodies the way he does with his stuffed toys. We haven’t noticed any blood but are still concerned this might present a health threat. What can we do?
For the answer, read: Dog’s squirrel hunting puts health at risk (SF Gate)