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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is it proven...

that when dogs eat grass, it's a sign of illness? I'm thinking it's just an old wives tale just like, allowing your dogs to eat raw makes them more aggressive. I hear a lot of people tell me about the "eating grass" thing and to let them do it because it helps their digestive tract.
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Then all of my dogs have been sick all of the time. Sure they will puke almost 100% of the time, but they do it all the time. Specially if I am walking my horse around the backyard to graze.

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Could be for some dogs..that eating grass means their tummy hurts.

Mine I honestly think likes the taste of grass sometimes...we don't use chemicals on our lawn, so I don't care if he grazes sometimes! lol
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I notice there are certain grasses my dogs will eat. They will seek it out. They don't 'graze' on it, but will pull it up and consume it. My dogs rarely throw up so I don't sweat it too much.

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My last dog was part cow. Especially when she got older. But she very rarely threw up. Current dog also likes grass, almost never throws up.
I guess they just like their green vegetables.
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So it is an old wives tale.

My girl loves to find the greenest patch and just lay on top and start chewing away. Everyone's looking at my dog like, your dog is sick man. You need to see a vet. But she's been doing it since puppy hood and has never been sick. *Knock on wood*
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My dogs love grass, and almost never throw up.
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I think dogs just like grass, and then they may barf it if it isn't digesting or is caught in the throat(causing the gag reflex) I know of a dog who is very healthy and everytime he was done tracking, his 'reward' was to go eat the sweet grass!
My dogs will eat pampas grass in the summer. It isn't because they have stomach upset.
My grandma use to tell us that was the reason for dogs eating grass, but I don't believe it.

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I always heard that if a dog eats grass it means it's going to rain... sometimes I wonder where people came up with this stuff.

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I always heard that if a dog eats grass it means it's going to rain... sometimes I wonder where people came up with this stuff.
lol. My area should be considered a rain forest at the rate she's grazing the grass.
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