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Name: Sandra S.  
Status: Other
Age: 40s
Date: 7/15/2004 


Question:
Are June bugs harmful for my dog to eat?


Replies:
Many dogs will eat June Bugs or their larvae without complications. In fact, canids in the wild eat a lot more insects than people previously realized. The only issues could be if the bugs have been sprayed with an insecticie or if your dog eats so many that she develops an intestinal obstruction, which always happens to some dogs during the 17 year cicada eruption. But June Bugs are so much smaller than cicadas that this would seem a very unlikely event!

Laura Hungerford, DVM, MPH, PhD
University of Maryland


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