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    We recently moved to TN. Now that the grass is starting to grow again, we are discovering onion grass everywhere. We have 3 labs that are part goat & love to eat grass. I know that onion is bad for dogs, but what about this onion grass? This is something new for us. Thanks for the input.
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    I don't think the onion grass, or "wild chives" as I call it, would be good for them.... where in Tennessee did you move ? I live in Northeast Tennessee
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    I'm in TN too, and onion grass is all over our yard right now.

    I read a lot about toxic plants, and I don't recall having read anything specifically about onion grass. With most plants, there are particular parts of the plant that are considered toxic. I do know that the onion bulb can be toxic, but have never heard anything about the grassy leaves.

    Here's what aspca poison control has to say about onions:

    ASPCA | Onion

    A little more detailed information here:

    "POISONOUS PLANTS SLIDES - ONION"

    Even more information, but still no mention of which specific plant parts:

    http://www2.aspca.org/site/DocServer...dInterest=1101

    I would discourage them from eating onion grass, I suppose, if you can. Angus is part goat as well, and often the first thing he does when he goes outside is start honking down grass like a madman. I always go out with him and if he starts in on something I'd rather he didn't, we play "leave it." Installing a good "leave it" in a Lab like Angus has been absolutely invaluable.

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    it's all over here too and we're in southern ohio

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    Thanks for the input. I had a feeling that it wasn't something that they should be eating. We will start working on our "leave it". Our 2 year old already knows it, but we have a 8 month old puppy that we are trying to teach. Thanks again.
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    We moved to middle Tennessee. We are on the state line, just north of Florence Alabama.
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