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Old 11-21-2012, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Whats going on?...he is out side eating grass like a maniac.

Its 251 am and my dog is out side eating grass like a maniac. He came and woke me up about 30 min to go out side. He never does this as he is a easy keeper at night. I laid there for about 10 min but he kept pacing so I knew I needed to let him out for some reason. When I got up he ran to the door. I thought for sure he was going to throw up but instead he just started eating grass. He is still out there.

He is raw fed and the only thing I can think of is that maybe what he ate tonight is upsetting his stomach. This is what he was served; about 1/4 lb ground beef, 1/4 lb deboned beef, about 1/4 pork shoulder with bone in. small slice beef kidney. (He did not eat the kideny).

He also could have gotten into something at my mother in laws house today. My wife and I both had to work late today and did not have a chance to be let out all day. My wife called her mom and asked her to come let him out. Well instead about 5pm she came and picked him up and brought him to her house and let him play with her dog for a few hours until I got off work at 8pm. There is no telling what he could have gotten into over there. He could have ate some kibble as my mother in laws dog is free fed. He also could have ate something in the back yard as it is a treasure trove of random items, plants, gardening stuff, ect...

Its 3:02. He is still out there...
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Its 3:12 and now he is back in side and wants to play. He is 18 months old. Whats wrong with this dog? (rhetorical this time). I will sit up and watch him for a few moments to see if he starts acting weird again then I am going to back to bed.....
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Usually they eat grass because their stomach is upset..shortly afterward they usually throw up.
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My co-workers dog starting doing the samething in the middle of the night, wanted to go outside and was eating a ton of grass...he was bloating (he was also slobbering alot).

Now everytime our dogs eat grass doesn't mean their bloating...but it does sound like his stomach was upset.

We just have to be watchful.
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He seams to be fine this morning. Crazy dog. It took me forever to fall back to sleep.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ohhh the crazy grass eating dog...i have one of those! sometimes mine will bark at the door like he has to go out. we get outside and he runs like he's gonna poop in his invisible pants...then the brakes come on and he starts attacking the grass! typically he likes to do it when i'm running late for work, so then i grab a handful of it and throw it in his bowl. i guess i'm an enabler . glad to read ur dog is back to normal this morning.
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All of my dogs eat grass. It seems to be more seasonal, through. As if the grass tastes better in the spring & fall. But they haven't ever woken me up in the middle night to go out and graze.
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if meat is all that you are feeding then the dog is missing on nutrients found in greens.
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if meat is all that you are feeding then the dog is missing on nutrients found in greens.
Ive thought about that. About 2 weeks ago I started giving him a spoon full of boiled peas and carrots with each meal. They were included in what he ate last night, i just didn't mention it.
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no , that is starch and cooked and lacking enzymes.

I am talking about leafy greens , grasses in particular. At the very least go to the health food store and get powdered wheat grass , barley grass , etc.
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