Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi New Mom, gosh, I have never heard of anything like this before in all my years in the industry. The only circumstances that I can think of this occurring is that of a dog being starving and having no other food available. I do know that a wolf or coyote will eat from a carcus, but I have never heard of a dog doing it.
If we look at dogs in their natural environment, they are scavengers and if your puppy is very food driven or came from a litter where it had to fight for food, then this could be a contributing factor, but as i said above, i have never heard of this before.
what I really would suggest you do is to phone your vet and see what they have to say about the behaviour first.
another point is that it can be incredabily dangerous for a dog to wander, both to itself and others, so do try the management approach and make sure your older dog does not go walk about by simply shutting the gate and telling all members of the family to do the same. It may cause a bit of inconvenience, but I really do believe that prevention is better than cure!.
thanks for getting in touch and I really would appreciate it if you would let me know your vets opinion on the behaviour.In between, i will try and do some research and see if I can find instances when this has happened before and if I find anything will post below this comment. Thanks Scotty
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