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My Josie Dog Likes to eat ashes???

June 2nd, 2004, 03:36 PM
My 6 month old german shepard mix likes to lick ashtrays..Although it made her sick she would still lick them. Also, she took a piece of black charcoaled
wood out of my outdoor fire pit and started chewing on it. And today she won't eat and her nose is dry and warm..She is also listless and sleeping alot and I do not know if I should attribute it to the hot California weather.???
If anyone can help me figure this out please contact me..thanks

June 2nd, 2004, 03:38 PM
Put the objects of attraction away. Put a screen over the fireplace and put the ashtrays up high.

June 2nd, 2004, 04:27 PM
I second that Luba.

Kona Dawg
June 2nd, 2004, 05:31 PM
The ashes will help to neutralize an acidic stomach (indigestion)

I would suggest going to a good petstore and discussing an alternate type of food for you pooch. As for the ashtrays, keep them out of reach from your dog, it only takes a very small amount of nicotine to metabolize in the blood stream for it to become fatal to a human, think of how much smaller most dogs are.