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Maxil 06-02-2014 06:13 PM

eating grass
 
I usually place my puppy inside home , when I take it outside to my house backyard she starts sniffing the grass in a wired way then starts cutting it and eats it , this is really weird my first puppy did the same and the vet said it could be one of the reasons it got parvovirus , and I totally don't want my new puppy to die like my old one , please help me what should I do to make her stop this

Skywalkers Mom 06-02-2014 06:24 PM

I have had 4 dogs and 30 cats( yes barn cats). They ate grass to get rid of hair balls in their stomache or bowels. Not entirely bad but with changes may not be as necessary. And many people will say oh my god, you must feed dog with oh this and the other and such. Research please. only you know your dog.

Diesel7602 06-02-2014 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Maxil (Post 5593530)
I usually place my puppy inside home , when I take it outside to my house backyard she starts sniffing the grass in a wired way then starts cutting it and eats it , this is really weird my first puppy did the same and the vet said it could be one of the reasons it got parvovirus , and I totally don't want my new puppy to die like my old one , please help me what should I do to make her stop this

My boy loved to eat grass and sticks. If I was you, I would probably not take him to busy place that other dogs have been. Also I read some wild animals can carry it like foxes, idk where you live but we get deer and foxes and raccoons. I would keep him home untell his 2 nd shot of parvo. Also I've heard parvo can live in yards and dirt. I don't remember for how long, but I would goggle it. So if your previous pup had it, I would be cautious letting him be where your pup was.

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Maxil 06-03-2014 02:10 AM

I cleaned up after my old pup and btw its in my own backyard , huge fence no animals can get in .

I still didn't get an answer though, how to make her stop..
please I need help asap Iam not ready to loose another one

Diesel7602 06-03-2014 10:16 AM

Try taking a treat out with you. Every time she tries to do it put the treat by her nose to get her attention. If she stops, give her the treat and redirect the pup some where else. Stay persistence. Maybe give a command "leave it" then do the treat thing . And redirect. This works for my dog. He is still learning, but every time he tries to eat some thing out on walks I tug a bit on the leash and.Say "leave it," and he walks right away from it.

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