I have been told dogs eat grass when they have upset stomachs. Mine graze like cattle. They are both on Orijen Adult and don't seem to have problems with their stools. I just checked today and they were fine. Yet when I was outside with them all they did was eat grass. They are in good health neither throw up anything and both drink an average amount of water. They have been doing this for about a year now, before I switched to better food. Any ideas or suggestions as to why. Is this something I should be worried about?
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Cayenne born 8/9/2007
Leo born 8/9/2007 rescued 7/2008
McKenzie born 8/9/2007 rescued 2/2010 re-homed 9/28/2011
Raw fed since 11/2008
My dogs are nicknamed "moo moos" because they graze. It's funny. Sometimes they throw it up, sometimes they poop it out.
"I think how I used to pay a dollar twenty-nine at the pet store for one dried pig ear. I think how there used to be baskets of pig hooves, and cow bones to choose from by the cash register. I think how disgusting I use to think that was.
The dried-up jaw still has its teeth. That much I can see.
I think how gentle we want to believe the natural world is, but how unapologetically savage it is." - 'Fifty Acres and a Poodle'
mine is also a grazer, nothing to worry about, imagine having a diet like carnivores that is so bland and every spring these magical bitter sour tasting little things come up and you get to munch on them!!! it would be heaven!
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One of my dogs eats grass. One of them won't touch grass but loves weeds.
Rebel grazes but when he has an upset stomach I can tell because his grass eating becomes kind of frantic rather than casual.
Oliver loves to eat grass too.
My boy always eats grass when he can, and he poops it out the next day - I'm sure he's half goat!
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Personally i never bought the idea that dogs/cats eat grass to alleviate upset stomchs personally my own opinion about the subject is its habbit animals are hardwired just like people to eat and to keep eating.
in the wild canines and felines had to hunt and needed lots of strength to hunt and they didnt always get a kill to eat meat so they ate what ever else they could find-grass to keep there energy levels up so when the oppertunity to make a kill came up there bodies were ready to go.
just like humans can easily become food obsessive and will sit down and "graze" on potato chips,snack cakes or ice cream dogs and cats graze on grass.
though like i said thats just my own opinion on the matter i could be 100 percent wrong and an idiot to boot.
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