My dobie does the same 'my cat' i have always heard its a self remedy dogs do when there stomachs aren't feeling great...
Although -my dobie had a wheat/gluten intolerance and was eating grass by the bucketload (amongst other syptoms) but i didnt know at the time he had one but after getting advice here i changed his diet to a Hypoallergenic one and apart from his bowel movement improving greatly he hardly eats any grass.. ~Twinkletoes
My vet says that with some dogs they do it the grass because of upset tummys but in Oakley's case I believe she is part cow or goat. Her favorite is to eat the clumps of grass right after my husband mows the lawn. I've tried getting him to use the bag when he mows but he won't. It wouldn't be all that bad but she normally gets diarrhea right after it.
Sammi also likes to "graze". Even tho I was told years ago that they eat grass for an upset stomache, my vet said that grass tastes sweet to dogs (like candy). Go figure. Sammi definately has a sweet tooth, especially for blueberry muffins, apple pie and ice cream, and has never thrown up from eating grass.
really no one knows why they do it. the upset tummy is a theory, but not necessarily true. my opinion is they just like to. like eating various kinds of poop, dead rotten stuff, sticks, and so on. mine have a certain part of the yard they like their salad from. must taste better there.
my dogs always smells the grass, before she eats it, i think she is looking for the 'good' kind. from what i can tell she eats different kinds when she is about to vomit, and when she just eats it. ^shay916^
Cody likes to eat clumps of grass also right after my husband cuts the grass (he also won't use the bag catcher, men!) my real problem is that when Cody goes out after the lawn is cut he comes back in with green paws and beard, how do you get grass stains out of a dog who happens to be all white?
My two new 8 week old puppies have been eating grass everytime we take them out since they came home. They were dewormed by the breeder 3 times and once yesterday at the vet . Their stool is soft but I thought that was just because they were puppies and might have been a little stressed out with the flights. I'm taking them back to the vet next week so we'll see what they say.
I've never heard the worm theory. I think that's probably myth. My dog eats grass all the time and she neither has an upset stomach or worms. She gets wormed once a month. And she never vomits after eating it. I wish I knew why she does it...I guess she likes the taste of it. Or maybe like someone else said she's part cow or something!
I put this in with the category "It's just one of those things." Dogs are dogs and sometimes they just eat things humans consider weird or gross.
Like vomit. Not to mention sneaking off to the cat litter box for treats.
I consider myself lucky that Bowen and Riddick just 'graze' on grass occasionally. Neither has soft stools or vomits, I know they're not wormy or whatever. Thus, I presume that 1.) They're in the mood to eat grass, or 2.) They like the flavor.
I can recall eating grass as a small child. Seriously. (Ok my mom thought I had Pica, but..) I remember that certain types of grass had a sweet flavor to them, and some grass, like crabgrass, for instance, tasted bitter. Here's to hoping that the dogs graze on the sweet grass. ;)
Speaking of fiber- the pit I live with has major constipation. Last weekend we went for a hike, and he would stop and try... than walk some more, stop and try... walk some more- he was unscuessful after like 10 tries. Got any suggestions??
My little manchester terrier is a TOTAL bubble dog, he's allergic to EVERYTHING, except for yams, Our doggie nutritionist recommended them, I feed them raw, cut into little bite sized squares and slather them in peanut butter he loves them!!
***Edited By: fita_isolante on 6/13/2005 3:11:02 AM*** Reason: spelling