12th March 2010, 05:34 PM
Hi, this is my first post and I'm looking for some advice on a problem we seem to have with our 2 year King Charles Cavalier, Pebbles. Every 3-4 weeks she starts eating grass, has a rumling stomach and seems to be off her food. This seems to be a cyclic event now. She does have a fondness for paper tissues, socks etc. We have tried to make sure nothing like this is easily accessible but she seems to find something to chew on...! Is this something that other owners have come across, does the breed tend to have a sensitive stomach..? any advice would be welcome.
12th March 2010, 06:59 PM
Leo often eats grass....I posted here once about it and was told it's because cavaliers are closely related to cows
Most people said they felt the grass did settle upset tummy's. If you're worried maybe ring your vet and ask for advice.
Mumma to Leonardo (Leo to his friends)
Waiting at the bridge
12th March 2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks for your reply...but have you heard that Cav's stomachs are more delicate than other breeds..?
12th March 2010, 11:15 PM
I've always heard that grass helps them vomit. Either way, your dog is probably getting into something. Since we have our Sophie (15 mos. old) our floors stay picked up (you could safely let a toddler run loose in here) because she eats all sorts of stuff on the floor, and ground outdoors.
13th March 2010, 07:13 AM
Ruby eats grass from time to time she's then sick and then back to normal! She does have a sensitive tummy/colitis which was triggered when I gave her sardines (which she'd had before and was fine) I now only give her things I know she's ok with and fingers crossed only had it once more.Hope everything works out ok for you.
ps Ruby is forever pinching tissues too then sits on them when I'm trying to find the bits!
13th March 2010, 08:48 AM
Yes that sounds like the same sort of cycle of events we are having with Pebbles. She's fine in herself but as it's the 1st Cav we've had we were not sure if it was normal or not. Sounds as though from other posts on here that grass eating, vomiting and then back to normal sounds quite common.
Originally Posted by Bunnylover
13th March 2010, 12:36 PM
I'd just keep an eye on things Ruby is our first cavvie too and we're learning all the time!!
13th March 2010, 02:19 PM
13th March 2010, 05:45 PM
We currently feed her Eukanuba for cavaliers. Have tried Burns in past but she wasn't too keen on it.
Originally Posted by Karlin
13th March 2010, 06:24 PM
agree with Karlin on the food,we give James Wellbeloved (she only likes the turkey and rice though) but it's a really good food and even when she had a really bad bout of colitis the vet asked what we fed her on and said not to change her from that! If you do change do it gradually increasing the new food slowly over a week or so