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Grass-eating

Soroush
March 21st, 2006, 12:21 AM
Lucy has become a heavy-duty grass eater. She chews on grass like a cow! I'm very very tired of trying to correct her and stop her from eating grass, and she won't give up. She just loves it.

She barely vomits(only once since I got her) and her stool is normal(except for 1 day).

Should I stop her from eating grass? Is it something to be concerned about?

Again, I'm very tired of saying "NO", "Leave it", "Drop it" every 2 seconds during our walks. She drops the chunk of grass in her mouth and jumps on another green spot to eat from there.

Will this affect her in a long run?

OntarioGreys
March 21st, 2006, 01:18 AM
Not a problem unless pesticides were used on the grass, I have 2 graszers here, though not so much right now but when the new grass comes up they will be feasting away. What I do is leave a small patch away from the fence line near the middle of the yard unmowed, this keeps the dogs eating the grass there instead of near the fencelines just incase the neighbours used any chemicals on their yard and it oversprayed on to mine.

Some dogs will only eat grass when their tummies are upset to help themselves get rid of the bile in their stomachs, others simply enjoy it.

tenderfoot
March 21st, 2006, 09:47 AM
Spring grass is sweet and they enjoy it - its good for them. As grass ages and gets more coarse (has irritating hairs on it that irritate the stomach)then they tend to use it to cause themselves to vomit if they need a good cleansing.

Soroush
March 21st, 2006, 09:28 PM
Thank you both for the replies. I feel better now.

Prin
March 22nd, 2006, 12:49 AM
Boo is a cow too. If I bring him to parks, all he does is graze on the peed on grass near the fence.:sick: But he hasn't gotten sick yet. And he gets sick easily.