Your dogs eat grass?

What does it mean when your dogs eat grass.

They get plenty to eat, are a tad bit overweight. Yet when they go out in the morning the first thing they do is eat grass.
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I don't know but all the dogs I see are doing it. Some people speculate that it is because grass is cold and moist -- a yummy treat on a hot day. Some say they do it because they crave a bit more fiber. Some say they do it to make themselves sick. I think they do it it because it is fun to do. :wink:
Rags usually has a few munches off of some rye grass on a daily basis.
MO is a regular grass eater, usually it stays down. Others do it to induce vomiting.
Hmmm maybe they feel like your lawn needs trimming?!?!

It means that they are going to throw it up on the head of your sleeping child in the middle of the night while camping........
If you have a problem with a dog eating grass...

feed them a can of plain green beans that has been cooked in the microwave or stove top and cooled.

Dogs love them and should stop the grass eating.

My dogs get green beans about once every 2 weeks.
Dudster wrote:
It means that they are going to throw it up on the head of your sleeping child in the middle of the night while camping........

EWW!! :twitch:
My dogs all eat grass too... doesn't seem to be a problem... I just think they like it.

Elissa, in regards to the rye grass, you have to watch that because when rye grass goes bad it changes chemically and can make her very sick. Sometimes the seeds rot. You'll know if it goes bad, it smells terrible.
....which brings up a thought, Fescue grass can carry a biological in it (my brain is mush right now) that can cause abortions in pregnant animals. OK, unless you are a breeder, this isn't a concern.

susan the brain dead
Much of the fescue grass grown in the United States and Canada is infected with an endophytic fungus, which produces several types of alkaloids that are toxic to animals. Fescue toxicity may occur in sheep and cattle, as well as in horses, although the syndromes are different. In sheep and cattle we see "fescue foot" and "fescue tail," in which the hooves and tail literally slough off due to avascular necrosis [death from lack of blood vessels]—the alkaloids cause constriction of the blood vessels to the feet and tail. Additionally, a "summer slump" syndrome in growing cattle is characterized by poor condition and lack of weight gains.

In horses the major abnormalities associated with consuming endophyte-infected fescue are reproductive, with the most common problems occurring in late gestation.

Soooo, unless your sheepdog is grazing, not just nibbling, on fescuegrass, don't worry.

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