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  • Why does our puppy eat bugs? She likes June bugs especially. Are they bad for her? What should we do to stop her from eating them?

    I would recommend that you keep her from eating bugs. Certain diseases can be transmitted through eating insects. I would try to keep her away from the June bugs if at all possible.

    If she has to go into the areas where the bugs are present, I would keep her on her leash and discourage her from eating them. If your puppy stops eating, becomes lethargic, has vomiting or diarrhea she needs to see her veterinarian immediately.


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