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Old 03-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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I'm sure y'all have covered this topic, but it's new to me. Thanks for your patience...

Riley never wanted to eat grass, but Sadie is chomping away like a cow. It's a specific kind of grass. She seems to be doing well on her new kibble, and her stools are OK. What's up with the grass?

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Ramona, it's nothing to worry about. Some does eat it, some do not. My dogs love to eat grass. They only time I would worry about her eating it, is if you have your yard treated with anything that contains poison.

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My Sadie eats grass regularly. I figure it's fiber they need
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If Nipper eats grass she is sick shortly after so I try and discourage it as at one time it was daily But switching back to CSJ she isn't doing it now so maybe some other kibbles are lacking in certain ingredients/minerals?
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I think all of the dogs I've ever had all ate grass at one time or another.

MacKenzie was always quite picky about what grass he ate - new, young shoots of a specific type (don't ask me names...).

Yes, sometimes he was sick afterwards but from what I understand he was using it as an emetic (??) to make himself throw up - it's not like they can shove a finger down their throats now is it...

I never stopped him from eating grass but sometimes I'd have trouble getting him to move along on our walks cause he'd find a particularly good spot in the park...

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I think all of the dogs I've ever had all ate grass at one time or another.

MacKenzie was always quite picky about what grass he ate - new, young shoots of a specific type (don't ask me names...).

Yes, sometimes he was sick afterwards but from what I understand he was using it as an emetic (??) to make himself throw up - it's not like they can shove a finger down their throats now is it...

I never stopped him from eating grass but sometimes I'd have trouble getting him to move along on our walks cause he'd find a particularly good spot in the park...
Hi KM2! Welcome back to the forum It got to the point with Nipper it was every few yrds and walks would take for ever if it's daily and on every wal then it's not normal IMO and I had to curb her behaviour
but now we are back on CSJ she doesn't seem to do it remember staffys are stubborn so I haven't trained it out her I think somethings are missing in certain brands of kibble? Prehaps vagreys can answer this
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I was wondering if eating grass indicated that a dog needed more fiber. I notice that Sadie's been straining a little....

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It's not something to worry about. Your grass may not be treated but make sure any grass she likes to eat on walks is. That'd be my only concern honestly.
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OK, then. No worries -- unless she starts rolling it & smoking it.


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OK, then. No worries -- unless she starts rolling it & smoking it.

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It's the other stuff they eat that worries me!
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