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Old 03-20-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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My dogs and greens

The past week or so I noticed my chow mix dog is trying hard to to eat the fresh growing grass outside its hard as their teeth dont work well to pull up grass so I gave her some chopped up romaine with some grated carrot she could not get enough ,today I brought home more romaine and some already prepped brocolli she ate that as well and Lobo our german shepard got into it as well.Im just wondering why all of a sudden they seem to want this everyday. Im wondering whats going on.Anybody know why they are acting this way?
I mean sometimes they eat the grass but lately they just seem they cant get enough.

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Old 03-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #2
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I have had dogs eat grass and it usually made them vomit. My dogs never liked salad veggies.

I have heard a dog's eating grass is an indication they are not getting all the nutrients they need. I can't verify the truth of that statement.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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You are right Andy Ive seen them eat the grass and throw up but they dont do it when they eat the lettuce its at night when I give it to them they go to sleep and there is no problem
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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It might just be that there is fresh green grass from spring time. As Andy mentioned, my dog really doesnt eat grass at all, and if he does it's because his tummy is upset and he needs to vomit. I feed my dog only dry food, not canned, and he also eats certain vegetables and fruit. He seems happy with that.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:26 PM   #5
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Well I guess as long as they want it I will give it to them thats the same reason I would not let HB spray weed killer where the grass is growing that the dogs might want to eat.It was a fight but I won.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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I read some where the reason dogs eat grass is because they like the way it taste's but I dont believe it ,they have a purpose just as cats do when they eat the grass.
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Dove loves raw veggies..everything except onions.
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Dove is smart to many onions can kill a dog as well as grapes/raisins/macadamia nuts,chocolate and a host of other things
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I was told once that dogs eat the greens to help them digest. Imagine that fix, spring comes and they can finally "clean" out their system from a LONG winter.....

What happens when we eat alot of greens when we aint used to them?
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:44 AM   #10
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Grass eating is sometimes an indication of worms. Give your dog "worm" medicine. The grass eating will go away!
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