Tuesday, 31 March 2015

the result of a dog eating grass

Grossness alert! This post is very disgusting...

Penny was eating heaps of grass on Sunday (and she had been grazing since Friday) so we discontinued her pain medication - Previcox - having read that it can cause nausea. Interesting discussion on this  drug here. I generally would trust a specialist vet over unmoderated discussion on the internet, but I'm glad we stopped this pain relief and I won't allow her to have it again, if possible.

And this morning - Tuesday - when we first got up from bed, we were greeted with this in the house!


We don't know which end it came out of, but tend to think it was the rear end, because we weren't woken by the retching and other horrible noises that usually accompany a vomit. On the other hand, she has in the past produced things like this from either end.

At all events, she is lively and happy today, though she still has a bit of a cough when she plays energetically with her toys.

6 comments:

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Hope Penny is feeling better

Mitch and Molly said...

It happens. We are so happy to hear that you're feeling better, Penny!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, I'll bet Penny felt better once it was out, lol.

parlance said...

Lassie and Benji, thanks for those good wishes.

Unknown said...

My 6month old puppy produced one of these today. the size of these grass clumps are startling. My dog eats grass regularly so I assumed it he passed it all out the rear. I watched my pup eject what looked like a turd out of his mouth. The grass was accumulating in his belly for days,perhaps weeks.

parlance said...

Hi, Unknown commenter! It's fascinating to think about grass doing its job in the dogs' stomachs and intestines. Recently Penny passed a big lump of grass days after she ate it, but there had been plenty of ordinary- looking poos in the meantime, so the vet said the grass might have been spread around the lining of her stomach, doing whatever it was supposed to do. Quite mysterious.