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Unread 08-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default Lucy ate potting soil (with fertilizer)!

When we were potting plants this last weekend we spilled some potting soil(with fertilizer) on the patio.
Lucy started eating it!
We feed her the IAMs with rice and lamb (for 1 year and older)
Is she missing something from her diet
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What kind of fertilizer? Is it natural?
Natural fertilizers often contain bonemeal and things like that. These can attract animals. If it is a chemical fertilizer then I would say to keep it away from your dog as it can be very toxic.
Potting soil contains a lot of nutrients-they are meant to feed plants which need nutrients/vitamins just like all other living beings. Your dog could be lacking vitamins. It's hard to say which. I would try switching foods if you're worried about it. Iams isn't the best dog food.
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She could well be missing a chemical not gotten in any food or vitamin. My horses were often like this and dug the clay and ate like food, vet said, let them go they need it.

If she did not eat much it will not harm her. They are making most products animal safe in most cases. My dogs will often decide to start to dig a hole and not just for digging but eat the dirt in balls brought onto the porch to preserve them. lol. Yes, they sure do certain times they start this and had a near man hole dug last fall.
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Thank you! It was what came out of the pots. The stuff in the potting soil was compost and chemicals. My husband spread it around on the ground. We are going to ask the vet at the next anal gland expresion appt.
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