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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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Eating Grass

Ok. So I know everyone says dogs eat grass because they have upset tummies. But I am starting to think my Doberman Bella eats the grass just because she likes it! She will eat it until she throws up! It's annoying because on nice cool nights I like to leave the door open to let in air and so my dogs can run around outside. But I can't do that anymore because if she isn't supervised she will eat so much grass! Even if I'm playing a game with her outside she will take a quick brake to eat grass. I don't know what to do. I scold her every time and give her something else to chew on but it doesn't seem to help.


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I don't think eating grass is just about upset tummies. Lots of "dobercows" graze just because they like it. Riley eats a lot of grass, but he doesn't throw it up. Instead he gets funky-looking poops sometimes.

If your dog keeps vomiting I would almost wonder if it's because her food or some treats aren't agreeing with her system. Or she has a bug. And in that case, maybe she really is eating so much grass because she doesn't feel good, but I don't think the grass is the problem, unless there's pesticides in it.

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Eating grass can also be a sign of a nutrient deficiency. When I first brought home Jaina, she would almost constantly eat grass. I had a fecal done as required by her daycare, and it turns out that she had a nasty hookworm infection (which, in case you're wondering, a hookworm infection can cause lowered iron). She never threw it up, but her poops were half grass and half poop much of the time.

Now that the infection has cleared up completely, she never eats it anymore. And her poops are now just poop

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Thank you so much for your responses. I am going to look at changing her food then and see if that helps. Is there any kinds you suggest?


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u should do a poop test as well
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