It would be proper only if you want it to be a name. You don't capitalize it when you say, "a poodle walked down the street. "
Opossums should really be left alone (if they are not a threat to your pets.) Opossums are beneficial by eating the harmful, unwanted pests around your home such as snails, slugs, spiders, cockroaches, rats, mice and snakes. Think of the Opossum as your free Gardener! LOL The Opossum is known as "Nature's Little Sanitation Engineer." DO NOT TRAP! Opossums are normally transient animals staying only 2- 3 days in an area before moving on. Removal is neither necessary nor desirable. If Opossums were eliminated from an area the population of roof rats and other pests would proliferate. WANTING TO GET RID OF THEM FOR FEAR THEY INJURE MY PETS: DO NOT leave pet food out at night. Don't leave garage doors, pet doors, or unscreened windows open at night. DO pick up fruit that has fall from trees. Do cover garbage cans at night. Do clear dense bushes, woodpiles and other hiding places. IF YOU ARE DETERMINED TO TRAP OPOSSUMS BECAUSE OF RISK TO YOUR PETS: Contact a humane trapper. Make sure the Opossum will be trapped safety in a humane trap and released in another area unharmed. Please do not trap during SPRING OR FALL baby season or animals may become orphaned and die. Marcy Try sticking a rag soaked in ammonia where they enter your yard. This works for most animals.
A dog is an adult at 2 years old!
You cannot because it is completley natural.
== == It's extremely important to get your dog into the vets as they could have a twisted intestine or bowel. Do it now! Give the dog 2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin twice a day. It works. Give applesauce or a cut up apple they love it and it is good for them. While the above posters are absolutely correct on a general basis three days without a dog having bowel movements and then giving them something to induce a bowel movement at this point in time may cause severe cramping or, if the dog has a twisted bowel may do more harm than good. Your dog may have to be on a different diet and that recommendation should be up to your vet!