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How long would it take a common pet dog to decide to eat your corpse after you die of Coronavirus?

Asked by ragingloli (46416points) 4 days ago

I know that cats would start nibbling on you pretty quickly.
How long would it take your dog to see you as a nice snack?
Is it different for different breeds?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

The key point would be: when was the dog last fed? If he just ate before I croaked, then he might not need to get to me for 5–6 hours.

The other question, of more importance – how long after death does it take for the human body to become rancid and unappealing to eat? I think there’s probably a window of time where I would be tasty, but after that, even a dog wouldn’t eat me because the meat would turn rank and the dog would sniff it and avoid it.

If I’m dead, I couldn’t care less what eats me.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

Sadie has a rather hearty appetite. I’d give it about 5 minutes until she starts snacking.

chyna's avatar

Jessie would probably give it 24 hours after her last meal.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Immediately, if not sooner as I use Sweet Baby Ray’s as a moisturizer.

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mazingerz88's avatar

My dog Pags, a Japanese Spitz, if he were alive would start nibbling on me once intense hunger strikes…but I think he will be a bit conflicted about it.

Patty_Melt's avatar

it has happened.

Dog behaviors vary by breed, and by treatment. Some will die of starvation snuggled to the corpse, some will start feeding when the owner is still breathing.

Brian1946's avatar

Since my cat Katrina would take about 2 years to eat a whole Brian, I’ll try to squeeze myself into my freezer, if I start getting symptoms. ;-p

stanleybmanly's avatar

Stipulate the experiment in your will.

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