About a month ago I switched my dogs to Nutra and my beagle is still eating grass and vomitting on almost every walk we go on. Do you think he needs Nutra for sensitive stomach? If so, can I put my other dog on it even though she does not have a sensitive stomach? When my beagle vomits it is yellowish and foamy is that normal vomit?
I leave the food down all day and he eats when he wants and however much he wants. He eats the grass on our walks and pukes afterwards. Then I feed him a little milk bone about 2-3 times a day. Do you think he is getting to many treats and not eating enough food? I mean the milkbones are little and I use them to train my puppy then feel guilty for not giving one to my beagle when I'm giving them to my puppy.
***Edited By: syrn11 on 6/21/2005 1:57:15 PM*** Reason: +
the food that you switched your dog to may be irritating your dogs stomach causing an upset stomach just an idea here is an article on why dogs eat grass that brought me to that conclusion and yes that is normal vomit after eating grass
"It's a normal part of their diet," says Holly Frisby, DVM, of Doctors Foster & Smith, Inc. in Wisconsin. Wild canine relatives of dogs—wolves and foxes—eat all their catch. They end up, therefore, eating grasses and plants in the intestines of these animals. Domestic dogs, eating prepared dog food, lack this roughage and so they eat grass.
"They just like it!" Frisby also says. She mentions a beagle that picks raspberries faster than his owner.
Another reason: dogs may eat grass when they have an upset stomach in order to cause vomiting. "The grass will bind with the offending material. Then the grass acts as an irritant and causes the dog to vomit, bringing up the poisonous material at the same time," says Celia Feiler, DVM, of Winston Veterinary Hospital in North Carolina.
Finally, dogs may appear to eat grass, says Feiler, when they are just running the blades through their mouth to gather information. Their sense of smell and taste may act together to detect if other animals have walked through their area or urinated on the grass.
And then there's the city dwelling dog — deprived of grass. For a mere $8 a three-ounce bottle, he can eat: Barley Dog, the "Original" Barley Grass Supplement for Dogs