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#1 of 6 Old 05-06-2006, 12:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have three dogs. They eat this one kind of grass that's in this one area of the lawn. They NEVER throw up after. They all do it together- herd mentality. They look like grazing cattle. The beagle is the funniest because he strips the seeds off the stalks without breaking the stalk.

Ok and now that that particular grass isn't "in season" they have taken to eating pine cones. Well, I don't really know if they eat them, but they spend a lot of time tearing them apart.

They also all will eat fruits/vegetables when I give them- esp broccoli and apples.

The beagle USED to eat poop, but finally he stopped.

They also eat dirt in this one area of the yard where we fried a turkey- I think that's explainable because of the overflow of oil that happened there.


Are my dogs nutritionally deficient? Are they just eating this stuff because they are following the lead of ONE crazy dog? Do you think the eating of the dirt caused something that drives them to eat vegitation?
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and planning to eat it again
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LOL - the fruits & veggies are good.
Some dogs are just grass eaters.
Do you feed them a premium kibble?
are they getting EFA?

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I feed them Iambs

EFA? Essential Fatty Acids? No

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yes, on the EFA
IAMS is really not premium food (plus they've been named in animal testing horrors)

giving them the veggies & fruits IS GREAT !!
do a search for threads on pet foods here - tons of good info.
paying more per pound dor a really good grade food is really good health insurance for your dogs

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I guess I really need to try another food. I am going to be getting rid of two of the dogs next month so I'll have a little extra dough to spare for better food.

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Our dog us to eat Canada Geese poop. Gross, he never threw up, dogs must have steel tummy's, they sure can eat a lot of gross stuff.
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