Why do dogs eat grass?

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Postby abman » Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:56 pm

I always hear of two possible reasons. One is that they are not getting what they need in their diet, and the other is that they have a stomach ache. What is everyones thought on it?
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Postby jmann4 » Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:44 pm

My dogs eat plenty of quality food and still eat grass. I don't think anyone knows exactly why they eat grass.

Postby wndrtwns04 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 10:34 am

Hey some people smoke it and some dogs eat it......haha :cool:

Sam eats like the King himself and still loves to eat grass and sticks and rocks and shoes and well..........you see my point. Do wolves eat grass?

Postby concreterose » Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:44 pm

All three of our dogs eat grass..and sticks...and rocks...and paper...and cat poo :yucky:
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Postby falis » Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:20 pm

concreterose wrote:...and cat poo :yucky:

Ah yes, the "cookie box". :yucky:

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Postby mnp13 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:55 pm

falis wrote:Ah yes, the "cookie box". :yucky:

- Ed

Ruby thinks it is her own personal buffet.


On a serious note though, clumping litter can become impacted in their intestines and cause them serious problems.

Postby Ariel Payopay » Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:42 pm

Stitch told me he did it so I wouldn't have to cut the grass. How thoughtful of him.
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Postby raiyo » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:58 pm

I dunno why either, my pit LOVES to eat grass. Especially once it is freshly cut off and into chunks. I can't seem to stop him, once I let him out the yard he'll eat it, maybe he's hungry? I dunno. :sad:

Postby moto1320 » Tue Apr 20, 2004 8:46 pm

Ours love to graze, Rachel tears up the soft shoots and feeds it to them like they are horses. Pretty funny.
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Postby concreterose » Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:26 am

Be careful letting them graze on other people's lawns this time of year...people are fertilizing :roll:
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Postby heather » Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:28 pm

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Postby SpringPole » Sat Apr 24, 2004 9:58 am

My dogs eat grass some times. It seems to me like they are trying to solve stomach problems. The eat grass and after a while they usually throw it up. Especially one of my dogs do this. I used to have a Papillon to, she did the same thing.

Postby barbponys » Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:19 pm

I can't really tell you why they do it but my dogs graze all the time. They will graze right next to the horses, they rarely throw it up. Makes their poops interesting sometimes!! roflmao

Mine get veggies and stuff but still graze, and of course their all time fav is horse poop.........they look for the freshest pile.

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Postby concreterose » Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:26 pm

Makes their poops interesting sometimes!!

That's an understatement :roll: Have yall' ever had to pull a blade out that didn't want to come all the way out when they pooped? Or watch them smash crap into their bottom trying to scoot it out? :yucky:
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Postby rosanneandkaya » Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:18 pm

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