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    Is cat saliva as toxic to prairie dogs as it is to squirrels? My pdog drank out of the cat water bowl before I could stop her and now Iím freaking out! Is this an emergency issue??

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    Default Re: Prairie dog and cat saliva

    That is a tough question. Cat saliva exposure from bites and scratches is pretty much toxic to everything (including people). I think there might be some risk in sharing a water bowl but I don't think it would be as high as from an injury? If the cat has been an indoor cat for it entire life and the water is changed regularly then the risk is probably lower than if the cat goes outside at all.

    Just my opinion, but I would watch your PDog very closely over the next week and I would have some AB meds on hand ready to go just in case (Cipro, Clavamox, or Doxy etc).


    Quote Originally Posted by LeilaNami View Post
    Is cat saliva as toxic to prairie dogs as it is to squirrels? My pdog drank out of the cat water bowl before I could stop her and now Iím freaking out! Is this an emergency issue??
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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    My dogs and cats have been drinking out of the same bowl for eons. Never heard that I should be afraid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeilaNami View Post
    Is cat saliva as toxic to prairie dogs as it is to squirrels? My pdog drank out of the cat water bowl before I could stop her and now Iím freaking out! Is this an emergency issue??
    Itís not a problem. Donít worry about it.

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    Thank you everyone!

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    can we see some pictures of your PD?
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