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Old 05-13-2007, 09:21 AM
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I have a 18 month old lab and another dog(mut) that we keep in the pen outside. I let them out every am and again when I get home from work for exercise and play and I have noticed they are both eating grass a good bit.

What causes them to do this
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:26 AM
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My lab eats anything straight out of the garden. He loves turnips.
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Hi, sometimes it is natural for them so they can...throw-up. Just curious, with them being outside, are they barkers? I LOVE dogs and have had several in my lifetime, but I have a thing about listening to dogs just bark and bark. We have had to call the "neighbors" (if they were really being neighborly, they would be considerate to the rest of the folks on the block).. to TELL THEM to take their dogs in because the barking never stops, and this is at 1 am...NOT GOOD!
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Thanks, that is a neat site
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My dog is a golden retriever - keeshond mix (we think). She'll eat grass sometimes as well. Previous dog was a pure bred keeshond and he almost never ate grass. Might have something to do with the breed. Either way, i wouldn't worry about it. At least its not your shoes!

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Mainly to help them throw up, what my vet says anyway.....he also said there may be a mineral in the grass that they are lacking, so instinctually, they eat it up. I guess that makes them smarter than humans. What do we do when we have a mineral deficiency.....super size it!
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Whats the problem??? Trade in your lawn mower and get a second dog if the first one can't keep up.


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I guess grass is better than melanine!
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mine does it and then throws up after.....but then again mine ate a whole freakn bag of chocolate and it never phased him
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As long as you don't bake it in the brownies and feed it to them!!
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thats not so bad my dogg eats his poop
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mine eats grass all the time; it is nowhere near the strangest thing he does...
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I had a dog that would dig a hole and then eat all the dirt. I would go outside and see a new hole and no dirt. The dog would have this "What did I do" look on her face every time. It never seemed to phase her as she ate more dirt than most earthworms.
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thats not so bad my dogg eats his poop
Yah but that's not as bad as letting your dog lick and kiss you afterwards.


Our indoor cat goes appsh!t over grass!
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Worms. I noticed our dog the last month or so eating more and more grass, not usual for him. He went for his annual mon and the fecal test came back positive for worms. Where did he get them from? Eating other animals poop, deer, coyotey, etc.
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We asked multiple vets about our dogs eating grass and they all said no problem. In the Spring the grass is most succulent so the dogs like it. Just make sure the dogs aren't eating grass that has been treated by fertilizer.
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Worms. I noticed our dog the last month or so eating more and more grass, not usual for him. He went for his annual mon and the fecal test came back positive for worms. Where did he get them from? Eating other animals poop, deer, coyotey, etc.
http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/animaldoc/worms/index.php

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Thx. the vet said my dog had whip worms, which I had never heard of before. The medication cost $45 and is a 3day regiment than wait 3wks and another 3day regiment than wait 3months and the last 3day regiment. If your dog isn't normaly a grazer and suddenly starts consistantly eating grass than I would have his stool chk'd. Another thing that surprised me was that the vet said that heartguard has a general anti-wormer in it, which I guess would make sense now that I think about it. But we usualy layoff the heartguard in the winter and start him back up after his annual in the spring.
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I had a friend of mine who used to say "dogs eat grass when it's going to rain." I must admit sometimes it was absolutely true. Never really payed attention to it long enough to substantiate. Perhaps just a wives tale...
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KeithS - 5/17/2007 8:20 PM

Thx. the vet said my dog had whip worms, which I had never heard of before. The medication cost $45 and is a 3day regiment than wait 3wks and another 3day regiment than wait 3months and the last 3day regiment. If your dog isn't normaly a grazer and suddenly starts consistantly eating grass than I would have his stool chk'd. Another thing that surprised me was that the vet said that heartguard has a general anti-wormer in it, which I guess would make sense now that I think about it. But we usualy layoff the heartguard in the winter and start him back up after his annual in the spring.
Vets around here generally advise people to keep their dogs on heartworm medication year 'round. Skeeters usually die off around the end of December till March, but there are exceptions. Since most of the heartworm medications contain a general wormer and its pretty cheap, why not give it to them every month?
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