Sophie is 9 wks old and the base to her food is chicken but ingredients extend to beef pulp, corn, egg, brown rice etc. Using brand that the breeder had highly recommended. In the mssg I posted about her grass eating I also mentioned that she downs the roots and dirt too ... yuk ... and leaves and moss and mushrooms (not poisonous) and apples and yesterday she got into some bits of spinach still growing in the garden. I do make sure she has food in her bowl 3 times a day and she gets min 3 small puppy treats a day. Maybe its the mud on the grass roots that bothers me most ...
yep, my 3 graze like cows occasionally...... Lamb in the dog chow.... plus when I prepare dinner for hubby ... I'll make extra for them.... so if it's chicken/ steak /fish , veggies, rice.. they'll eat that too ... =) … [ no grease, no onions] They’re spoiled… bad! LOL ~
I was interested to see if the meat source played a role in grass eating. Cause some meat sources don't eat grass, like salmon, or chicken. So I wanted to see if there would be a connection. Cause Wolves eat deer and say mostly rabbit right, they eat grasses. Anyways, never mind, I think to much......
Why do people think if you dog eats grass his/her stomach is upset or it will make them throw up? My dog eats grass all the time, he also digs up moss and eats it, and certain weeds. He's never gotten sick after "grazing", or eating any raw food seems to know what he can and can't eat. He has however gotten sick from eating certain processed foods.
Eating grass is pretty normal for dogs. No one knows exactly why they do it, but the prevailing theories are:
1. They LIKE it.
2. They need the roughage because they don't get enough in their dog food.
There is some doubt now that dogs eat grass as a medicinal herb when they have upset stomachs.
As to the second question, my dog's food has the following main ingredients: Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Brown Rice, White Rice, Lamb Meal, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Herring Meal, Flax Seed, Sun Cured Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Oil, Chicken.