and I probably didn't spell it correctly..lol While on a farm forum, a woman mentioned that her house dog got loose and ran with the 'farm' dogs (guess they are outdoors mostly). They found leftovers from hunters dressing a deer in the woods...and had a feast. Just the house dog became seriously ill with pancreatitis. (he's doing better, but almost died) Was it because the house dog wasn't used to gorging himself on this raw material??? The vet had said that was the cause, and alot of people seemed familiar with it. I don't let my dogs run (probably why Addie is in such a bad mood) I've realized it's too dangerous on many levels, so I'm not so much worried about it for my dogs....more curious. Supposedly this is a danger if your dog eats any roadkill. Is this illness common for other reasons? I just thought it was odd that just the house dog became ill.........and thought it was good info to pass along, in case anyone's dog gets loose.