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    DefaultReal grass or synthetic grass for labs?

    real grass or synthetic grass for labs? I'm thinking to put some grass in the yard and I want to go with what ever is best for my girl.

    I know they eat some grass which is ok.. but what if I go with synthetic one? Will she bite it and eat it? She won't digest it as the real grass.. would she?

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    Synthetic grass? Wow, I've never heard of anybody putting sythetic grass in there yard. Is it like a mat? Where will the pee go?

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    Check this

    ..the rain and pee are absorbed and they go in the ground..
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    I´ve seen the new synthethic grass and its awesome, a friend put it in a small garden and I swear if he doesn´t tell you would be fooled its real grass.

    That being said, the risk of the puppy munching on it and swallowing it is high, and this thing is pretty expensive. In your shoes and with a puppy I wouldn´t get any grass at all, because the pup is going to dig, scratch, pee and pretty much destroy it. Wait til he´s older.

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    real grass
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    Real grass will not last long especially as your yard isn't that big. You may find that the artificial grass starts to smell if she pees on it.

    I also have a small garden and opted for pea shingle - low maintenance ! They get plenty of green grass on their walks so I hardly think that they miss out !


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    Are you putting down grass because YOU want grass, or because you think Cassie wants it? She won't miss it if it isn't there already, but if you do want to put some down I would go for real grass. A) the synthetic is expensive & not sure how that would digest should she decide to munch; B) I agree that eventually you may notice an odor. Yes, dogs like to chomp on grass & whichever end it comes out of - helping the undigested food come back up where it went in, or as Georgie called it, a dangler on the butt - they eat grass when bored or when they feel the need to as in a natural digestive aid to settle things down or move things out. Diesel's eaten plenty of grass that I've never seen an obvious exit of so it must be mangled in with his poop. Lovely eh? Go natural!

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    I couldn't imagine a yard without grass. Not synthetic though.

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    I'm putting grass because I want to. I have nothing but soil now and some wild grass. I want to do some landscaping in my yard. (any ideas, photos, suggestions are always welcome)

    The natural grass needs lots of watering and attracts mosquitoes and you have to cut it when it grows and it needs maintenance. Plus it doesn't last for long.

    Artificial grass, you put it once and that's it. You also get a warranty for 10 years.




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    Real is always better. Besides, dogs dig. Sophie has a couple of holes in our yard and I think she's trying to dig to China! You sound like you want a perfect looking landscaped yard....well...dogs play, rough house and tromp on plants, grass etc. Sophie came dragging in a whole tree branch the other day, and the apples on our tree get stripped off as high as she can reach. I would think that fake grass would get destroyed and wouldn't opt for it. Besides, no matter how realistic it looks, fake is still fake.
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