View Full Version : So why is Gracie so interested in sniffing & eating evergreens?

22nd January 2011, 10:36 PM
I have to really fight to keep her away from certain evergreen shrubs, especially cedar and juniper, but also Christmas trees that were discarded. Even pine needles used as mulch are attractive to her. Holly leaves somewhat.... but not as much as the others. Is this a common thing?

24th January 2011, 02:41 PM
Hi. I noticed you didn't get a reply to your question. I think that every dog is different, so although I think that the interest in evergreens is uncommon, it's not much to worry about, maybe she just likes their smell:roll:
Be careful though, lots of plants such as evergreens and holly can be poisonous, so tiz good to keep her away and perhaps distract her with something else...

24th January 2011, 04:17 PM
My puppy Ollie sounds like your Gracie, he has more or less since we got him at 8 weeks had a thing about plants, we have a Hebe, well we did have more than one until he decided to rip the plant apart, I don`t know why he keeps going back to the same plant, but he still does and now it is stump, he also graps other plants in his mouth and brings it into the house and spreads across the carpet as he goes.icon_devil Mind you today he has decided it would be fun to try and get the washing off the line and grap the arms of the shirts then ping the pegs off the line and chew them, he is quite naughty.

24th January 2011, 04:32 PM
I am having to keep her away from all of that stuff outside and inside that she should not eat.... she is a little devil icon_devil on this front and it has now given her colitis. Had mucuousy soft stool and got herself dehydrated. :yuk:

I am wondering if evergreens are of interest because she was raised with a breeder with lots of pine needles in his yard. Maybe it reminds her of "home".