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    Hello all. This may well be a silly question, but I'll risk it anyway. What are the worst and good things for Cavaliers who eat grass regularly? Our Chloe seems to enjoy eating grass regularly, and nothing untoward happened so far. She is well fed, although she can a be a bit silly by not finishing what we give her (probably we give her too much - as she is tiny). I know Brian and others mentioned their girls and boys eat grass too, but any reassurance/experience from others are very much appreciated.
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    Great question...I wonder this answer too as Brooky is a lawn mower!

    I would think the risk would be grass outside of your home that you do not know what is sprayed on it (pesticides, fertiliser, etc). Because Brooklyn kept eating grass on our walks (and I got nervous about what might be sprayed on the grass), I planted some cat grass in pots in the backyard for her to munch on (our garden has no grass laid down). She now munches on that all the time and gets her fix. I never spray anything on it, so I know it is safe. But she does eat a lot of it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynMom View Post
    Great question...I wonder this answer too as Brooky is a lawn mower!

    I would think the risk would be grass outside of your home that you do not know what is sprayed on it (pesticides, fertiliser, etc). Because Brooklyn kept eating grass on our walks (and I got nervous about what might be sprayed on the grass), I planted some cat grass in pots in the backyard for her to munch on (our garden has no grass laid down). She now munches on that all the time and gets her fix. I never spray anything on it, so I know it is safe. But she does eat a lot of it!!!
    I agree with all of that. Little Joe, Bubbles and Holly P are all grass croppers. It's a good excuse for only strimming the 'lawn' in the back garden twice every year. Joe crops grass before breakfast, being taken out, or before and after dinner, but the others aren't half as bad. None of them have ever come to harm cropping our own garden.
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    Totally agree with everything that has been said.
    I always say my Harley wanted to be a sheep not a Cavalier. I only let him eat the grass where we train as I know nothing gets sprayed there or in our garden. He has to have a munch before breakfast and whenever he goes out in the garden. My only concern is if snails have been on the grass, they could get lung worm what is very harmful. He normally only eats the long tall grass so hopefully snails canít get to that as it is too tall.
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    Hi


    This is an old photo of Daisy which was taken when she used to eat loads of grass and you can see
    the effect it had on her coat ,fortunately we weaned her off a grass diet before it was too late and
    she became a lost sheep .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi


    This is an old photo of Daisy which was taken when she used to eat loads of grass and you can see
    the effect it had on her coat ,fortunately we weaned her off a grass diet before it was too late and
    she bacame a lost sheep .



    [IMG][/IMG]




    Or are you calling Daisy a Wolf in Sheeps clothing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi


    This is an old photo of Daisy which was taken when she used to eat loads of grass and you can see
    the effect it had on her coat ,fortunately we weaned her off a grass diet before it was too late and
    she became a lost sheep .



    [IMG][/IMG]
    So, she's the black sheep of the family then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Hi


    This is an old photo of Daisy which was taken when she used to eat loads of grass and you can see
    the effect it had on her coat ,fortunately we weaned her off a grass diet before it was too late and
    she became a lost sheep .



    [IMG][/IMG]
    Oh my goodness, I was just laughing out loud for about 5 minutes and my husband came in wondering what was wrong with me! I showed him the picture and he was hysterical too. Brian, I love your cavvies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sins View Post
    Isn't that illegal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sins View Post
    Isn't that illegal??

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