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Old 03-21-2007, 08:26 AM   #11
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My little toy poodle (12 yrs.) only eats grass when his tummy is upset, after he vomits he is fine ! Smart animals, they know what they need.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:39 AM   #12
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Fascinating how many different reasons we have come up with for why dogs eat grass.

I suspect you should consult someone who knows for sure. Call your vet.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:34 AM   #13
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Yep, all of the above. Some dogs eat grass for any number of reasons, upset stomach, nerves, need nutrients (although grass would not provide any nutrition anymore than eating whole veggies. Their digestive tracts are not long enough to break down plant matter), something to do.... some dogs just like to graze, or get at the roots and grubs under the grass.

On weed killer. Don't worry about it AFTER it has dried. Of course don't let your pets on weed/grub killers and fertilizer until it either dries or gets absorbed into the ground, some stuff says 48 hours, but once that happens you are safe. Your pet would never eat enough to cause it harm. I got this info from several manufacturers and use weed/grass killer without ill effect and one of my own poochies is a grazer.
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:03 AM   #14
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I have found that dogs that are constipated crave green veggies I assume it's for more fiber
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:33 PM   #15
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Dogs in the "natural state" would normally eat the entrails of their prey animals, which in the springtime would be filled with partially digested high-nutrient young sprouts of newly growing plants. Your pets may be reacting to an age-old instinct/need.

I only have a cat now, but I do remember my mother whizzing up green stuff in the blender to give to the dogs in the springtime, mostly to prevent them from chewing up her sprouting garden! (I think the vet gave her the above explanation.)
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #16
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As far as dogs eating grass it usually means that they have an upset stomach. I would call my vet and discuss it with him or her.
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