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We are very blessed to have 60+ acres right at our back gate that is part of the property we live on. We take our pup out there 1 -2 times a day to run without his leash. He LOVES it and we love that he does and the exercise he gets. It's a hay field in the summer and gets it's share of birds picking at the leftovers. And, there's ton of Canadian Geese, esp now that it's colder. (I did find out the other day that if he runs at a flock on the ground they SCATTER - love it. Hate those birds...)<br>
He sniffs a lot at the little clumps of onion grass that are growing here and there, but I notice that he eats a good deal out there. I notice this from a distance when he's off his leash. The only thing in abundance out there right now is geese droppings. Is this something I should be worried about? He isn't a dog who eats his own waste (forget that term) and I've seen him sniff at our neighbor's dogs' waste piles and then move on. I think he's eating the geese droppings though and wonder if I should be worried from a health perspective.<br>
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No, it's relatively normal dog behavior. Unless he starts throwing up, it's not going to do anything to him. My dogs scarf horse poop like it's going out of style.
 

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Hahaha, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross">!<br>
Thanks thekimballs! We live on a horse farm and have a barn right next to us. He's <i>obsessed</i> with the horses and will encounter horse poop. We've been steering him clear of it. Not that I don't want to continue to do so, but it's nice to know a little... snack won't kill him.<br>
(Oh, and no, no throwing up. I've noticed some diarhea this weekend, after our walks, but I think he's just stressed that my DP has been away since Thurs. He misses him.)
 

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Yeah, our dog (also a Lab, but I think it's a dog thing and not just a Lab thing) luuuuuuuurves the duck poop at the park where we walk when in Wisconsin. He sees it as a banquet of culinary delights. I see it as somewhat of an embarrassment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I can't say it's probably healthy and recommended... but Loki's never shown any ill effects.
 
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