Friday, 12 November 2010

more grass eating by Penny

Yesterday Penny ate grass again, and this time it was a different species.

In this photo you can see where she has torn off leaves.

Today I thought I could see some grass in her bowel motion, so I assume she eats it for a problem in her bowels. Or is it in her stomach?

I think I'll cook up some rice and chicken and put her on a gentle diet for a couple of days. And we'll visit the vet if she's not looking perfectly fine in a couple of days.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Honey also loves to eat grass and will always spend a lot of time "grazing" whenever she gets any opportunity when out in parks. She only likes a certain type of long grass.

She also sometimes ups her grass eating and we also sometimes see grass blades in her poo but we never worry too much about it. It doesn't seem to bother her and she isn't displaying any other symptoms - so I figure it is just like us if we sometimes have certain fruits with a bit more fibre or just get a hankering for some corn on the cob or something that is a lot more fibrous than usual - we might notice changes in our digestion & "routine" but it's nothing serious. Everything balances out over time - which is one of the basic philosophies of the raw diet we follow.

Still, if you're worried or if this is new behaviour, good to get it checked out...


parlance said...

Thanks, Hsin-Yi. I must admit I am a little bit concerned, but that's perhaps because we're not relaxed about her since the surgery. I mean, our general level of overall anxiety is higher than normal.

curator said...

Parlance, I quite understand what it is like to be in a heightened state of pet anxiety. Hope nothing seems amiss and that Penny just keeps on getting better.

parlance said...

Curator, I think the problem with her cruciate ligament has taken away the confidence I previously had that dogs are tough and can come through anything. But I'll have to resist the temptation to turn into a constant worrier, lol.