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    Defaulthelp! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    Shadow has a habit once ina while
    of eating grass in the backyard
    and then throwing it up
    once she pukes - she's usally all good

    well this morning - she ate grass & has thrown up a couple of times
    it was mainly lots of clear spit/liquid & grass mixed in

    so now she still seems to want to throw up
    she's licking an area carpet furiously down here by my office
    as if she's trying to get the hair off
    then just a few mins ago she was biting the hair off her paws & tail

    she has seemed to calm down a bit
    but still doing the gagging thing

    this has been going on & off for about 2 hrs..
    I'm hoping it just takes its course

    I'm making sure she doesn't drink too much water
    is there anything I can do for her?

    oh -- otherwise she seems fine

    TIA

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    Did she get into anything? I think if it's been going on for over 2 hours I would call the vet. I would be worried about poisoning.

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    she could have eaten virtually any type of plant in the back of my property
    she has free roam of the woods

    since I posted - she threw up again
    this time it had a huge ball of hair about 3" around
    I found paper shreds - like from a office paper shredder
    we've been unpacking boxes
    and more grass/leaves

    She stopped the furious licking & gagging and is now laying down sideways like she's exhausted

    I'm working down in my office
    so she'll be next to me and I'll be able to keep an eye on her

    Thanks!

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    Sounds like she was trying to get that last bit up. Hopefully, she'll rest and that will be the end of it.

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    Hope that shadow is feeling better. I read an interesting article about dogs eating grass. It stated that they simply enjoy the taste of grass. The reason they throw it up is that it "tickles" their tummies and they end up getting sick. Dogs actually have very sensitive stomachs and a slight irritation like grass can make them sick or gag.

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    My girls are like cows & have to eat grass alot. If they eat some "grass paddies" that are left after SU cuts the grass I know one of them will throw up. :
    I hope Shadow is feeling better now.

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    she's doing much better

    Shadow finally got up a good amount of grass and hair..
    then once she calmed down from that - she was all good
    exhausted & layed down for a while.

    It was weird -- I never saw her try to eat her own hair
    to make herself throw up

    she must have grazed in the backyard a little too much this morning
    she doesn't do it often but when she does
    she usualy throws up once & she's all good

    today - the gagging & furious licking lasted a little over 2 hrs

    we just mowed the lawn 2 days ago -- so maybe she got a hold of one of those "grass paddies" this morning

    thanks everyone! ;D

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    Glad to hear Shadow is better ;D

    Buck likes to go after those "grass paddies" as well. Other than that he has cooled off with the grazing. Occassionally I catch him just nibbling off the top of the long grass blades. That's his way of letting me know it's time to mow the lawn
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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    glad she is better!
    taylor does the same thing with eating grass. if she doesn't chew them well enough before swalling, it comes back up. :-X

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    DefaultRe: help! shadow trying to make herself sick?

    It think it is important to notice how they are eating the grass. If they are just taking the tips off of individual blades this is normal, its sweet, tastes good and has alot of minerals in it. If they are chewing big clumps of it this might be something to worry about. Oona did this when she was a puppy and she had a parasite, and a friend of mine's Irish Terrier was doing this and had worms.
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