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Old 10-28-2012, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I put some plants in my porch the other day and yesterday and just now I caught Ginger trying to eat some dirt - does anyone's spoo do that? She never did that before (she is 7) I am puzzled cause Teddy is the one that would eat anything not Ginger and he didn't even go near it. I hope it doesnt mean she is sick - advice appreciated!
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Oh I did put the plant back outside.
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My mom's Boston Terrier eat dirt and mulch. We don't have a clue why, they get very good food ect.
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My dogs eat dirt all the time, but they were really bad for it when they were puppies. They especially loved the sand on beaches that is rich in organic material, near the shore. But they will still wrestle out a clod of dirt (with lawn attached!) from my back yard and run around with it, fighting over it between the two of them and eating a fair amount. This of course is not my favorite behaviour of theirs and forces me to re-sod a lot! But I would just keep an eye on your dog; if she shows some other uncharacteristic behaviour, I would take her to the vet just to be sure. But I don't think there's anything too wrong with just trying a little dirt In my opinion!
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My spoo eats grass like devours it, when she is nervous. example: when someone comes to pet her (someone she doesnt know, after she jumps around and greets them, she lays on the ground and start ripping grass off the group vigorously ... I tell her no and pull her to the concrete side walk do she doesnt do that, she is 5.5 months old....
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My spoo eats grass like devours it, when she is nervous. example: when someone comes to pet her (someone she doesnt know, after she jumps around and greets them, she lays on the ground and start ripping grass off the group vigorously ... I tell her no and pull her to the concrete side walk do she doesnt do that, she is 5.5 months old....
So glad to hear you say that "Charlie" is 8 mos old and does that and I have to do the same thing!
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So glad to hear you say that "Charlie" is 8 mos old and does that and I have to do the same thing!
It's a "nervous thing" Im pretty sure... and also, she just likes grass ... hehehehe Like once in a while out of the blue the is sniffin around to go potty and rips a piece like 2'' of grass with some dirt and carry it in her mouth without chewing (hiding from me LOL) Its soooo funny,
when she has something in her mouth that she is not supposed to have she doesnt move her mouth when Im looking at her, but I know better!! I always have my eyes on her hehehe So I just grab her mouth and open it and take it out and say "no".. and give her a toy she can chew on and say "chew on this" pet her head and leave her.. it works LOL... sometimes she may give me a big frustrated <sigh> though... hehehehehe
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OMG our dogs must be related! Charlie will hide things in his mouth too and just has that look"there's nothing in my mouth" which is a sure sign there is something there! He pulls the grass up shakes the dirt so it falls like confetti I think he thinks he's having a celebration.
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OMG our dogs must be related! Charlie will hide things in his mouth too and just has that look"there's nothing in my mouth" which is a sure sign there is something there! He pulls the grass up shakes the dirt so it falls like confetti I think he thinks he's having a celebration.
bwahahahahahahahhaha!!!!! the look in their face is what gives it away like (statue head) LOL its sooo funny...
But she immediately drops it when I say "drop it!" cause she knows I mean it. (unless under that 1 circumstance when she is nervous) but if she just picked up a piece of mulch and I say AH-AH DROP IT! - it falls out...LOL cause if she doesnt drop it she knows im getting in her mouth with many fingers and taking it out and that probably isnt very pleasant.... :-p
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Oh when Charlie gets caught, the race is on! He'll take a minute to think if he should start chewing but that's about all the time I have to pry the item out of his mouth. We're working on " drop it" but so far it only works with the kong he wants to give up so I can throw it to him again to catch--- he's got me trained don't you think?
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