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    Hi.....a quick question.

    Leo has recently started to eat grass, it's not something he's done before and I was wondering if it's something I should worry about......discourage or simply ignore.

    Thanks Mel

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    Nope dont worry all Cavaliers are closely related to sheep and cows so they all chew the cud and eat grass ,and any flowers they can get their teeth on out of my garden.
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    Hi yeah ruby does it but only when her tummy is playing up(i can usually hear it gurgling)& its like a race to get to the grass so it is instinct for them. Jelly seems to eat grass just in play& any leaves she finds. I do worry about it cos who knows whats on the grass!
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    Jasper occasionally eats grass but it only seems to be a certain type, my mother used to say when she had dogs that it was when they were not feeling very well, like an upset tummy, so it seems to be pretty normal for them.

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    Harley eats grass every day, dont know what that means, di
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    Hi Di
    Hope Harley just eats it and doesnt smoke it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
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    Nope dont worry all Cavaliers are closely related to sheep and cows so they all chew the cud and eat grass ,and any flowers they can get their teeth on out of my garden.

    Ha ha - we often call Sparky 'Daisy'! He likes a good graise every day!
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    Dogs usually eat a small amout of grass regularly to get some micronutrients that they wouldn't get from a primarily meat based diet (that they would be on "in the wild" - not that most domestic pets would know what to do out there!).

    Grass is nearly totally indigestible to dogs, it tends to come out the other end (lovely and stringy ) or, if they eat enough, it comes back up. Dogs tend to eat it when they have a pain in their belly, causing themselves to vomit or as a way of moving things along and out the other end.

    My lot are like cows at the moment - all the new grass in the Summer seems to be delicious (I'll trust their judgement on that! )

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    Tanner and Whiskey both eat grass - the long bits too. And it just seems to be because they enjoy it so much. I have given up with plants in the garden as they all get nibbled at. And the digging in the grass too - I sometimes wonder what is really under the grass....
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    i have to tell a story about Madison and eating grass. All of my four love to eat the long, tall grass. Madison was chowing down one day last summer and later that evening she started snorting - similar to the reverse sneeze but a little different. It almost sounded like she was trying to bring something up. She settled down that evening and the next morning seemd fine. Still some snorts, but not much. Later that day she started sneezing almost uncontrollably and after a few minutes of that, started sneezing blood. We hopped right in the car to the vets. By the time we got there (only about a 10 minute ride) and into the examining room, the vet peered in her nose and pulled out a six inch long piece of grass! She immediately stopped sneezing and seemed perfectly normal. She got a dose of antibiotics just to be safe, but was fine. It did not cure her of grass eating though. She was just outside now with Oz giving my grass a good cutting.
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