Watch What They Eat
Having your dog on a leash also cuts down on its chances of finding and consuming something harmful, like an animal carcass. If this does happen though, veterinarian O'Sullivan suggests you take a few minutes to try and figure out just what your dog ate. "If it's a deer carcass or something like that, just monitor them for signs of GI distress. If it can carry rabies, like a raccoon, you should call the local animal control authority. They'll dispose of the carcass and can test it for the disease." While you're waiting for the test results to come back in, take your dog to the vet for a rabies booster.