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Great debate: why do dogs eat grass?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Microbass, Jul 15, 2004.


  1. Help with digestion

    14 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Trying to make themselves sick

    10 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. It's like a treat (sucrose)

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Diet is lacking something

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  5. Other

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  1. OK, so I'm sure I'm not the only perosn who has heard a handful of different stories of why their dogs eat grass.
    yesturday my mum's friend told her that the tips of grass are full of sucrose, so it's just like a sweetie for them. Ty also informed me his vet told him that it means the grass is giving the dog somehting that is lacking in the diet.. But don't dogs don't need sucrose(?).

    anyway! battle it out!
    :D
     
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    It's digestion, yo. Why do you think they poop so quickly after eating it? Keeps 'em regular.
     
  3. Petebass

    Petebass

    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Every dog I've known used grass as a way to calm an upset stomach. Sometimes they vomited up the offender but not always.
     
  4. I agree.

    Both my dogs ate grass, but they only seemed to do it if they didn't feel well. Everytime either one of my dogs ate grass they vomited shortly thereafter, but only vomited up the grass they had just eaten, plus what looked to have been bile. I guess grass is doggie Pepto Bismol. :confused:

    Both my dogs also vomited whenever I played bass. :bawl: :p

    Mike :D

    I think the grass eating is for medicinal purposes. ;)
     
  5. Why do dogs eat grass?

    Cause they can. At least that would be my excuse if I were a dog.
     
  6. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I think my dog just likes chewing on it and playing with it. Yesterday she was chewing on the ground wire from my cable box.

    brad cook
     
  7. jkritchey

    jkritchey

    Jul 23, 2002
    Northern Va.
    Because their Physics class was cancelled. Dogs are quite bright.... :D ;)
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    My puppy apparently eats corn cobs too. When we first got her she wasn't eating much for the first two days. She'd take a few bites of her food and then kind of whine. One night she started acting like she was about to throw up so I threw her outside and she finally spit up a big chunk of corn cob. Then she passed out and I freaked out. She only passed out for a second though (I think caused by the corn cob being stuck in her windpipe) and then she was fine. After that she started eating any and everything I put in front of her.

    brad cook
     
  9. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Click here to see a short video (591k) of Roxie trying to "eat" the water from the sprinkler yesterday. She's a clown. It's best if you download rather than stream.

    EDIT: Actually I don't even think this will work if you try to stream it.

    brad cook
     
  10. Joey3313

    Joey3313

    Nov 28, 2003
    My cat eats more grass that my dog...


    No wonder my cat weighs 23 lbs.
     
  11. yep, i agree.

    why do dogs eat grass?
    they are hungry.


    Charlie
     
  12. Because without thumbs they can't roll it.


    Oh wait thats probably not what you meant. :D
     
  13. srxplayer

    srxplayer

    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA


    LMAO :p
     
  14. srxplayer

    srxplayer

    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    What the hell did I just do here???? :confused:

    I never wrap the quotes correctly
     
  15. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    I think the more important question is "Why do dogs eat the grass that they puke up?"
     
  16. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    I'm not sure, but it sure looked impressive.
     
  17. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    A little grass is good for you....
     
  18. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    HTML:
    [QUOTE=srxplayer]What the hell did I just do here???? :confused: 
    
    I never wrap the quotes correctly[/QUOTE]
    I thought you did it on purpose to prove a point. At least I did. Kind of.
     
  19. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    It has nothying to do with any of those. It's simple really. Let's all think like a dog: sniff butt.......... lick privates......eat my poop........yuck .........grass......yum!