Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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2 September 2008
Okay, this is weird for us. Cody is a month post surgery and doing pretty darn good for an old guy! Case in point...He ran out to the edge of our yard a few days ago to say hello to some people walking their dog..I'm chasing after a 1/2 bald,3 legged dog in my pajamas and I could barely catch him...it certainly started a conversation with the people. Anyway, the reason for my post. He is eating grass like crazy...not just a little..I think he would mow the lawn if I let him! He is on a higher protein, low grain diet. I add fiber-one to his food to help and he is on K-9 and Trans, he gets Fish oil and Flax seed oil. Any ideas?? It is nice that he wants to help with the yard work but I'm thinking it's not such a great idea!
Cathy and Cody
25 April 2007
Hmmm...could be that Cody has a different diet now, and his tummy is getting used to it, so he's eating grass to compensate. I like to eat grass too, sometimes moreso than others.
Mom says she would keep an eye on it, and if he gets more obsessive about it, you might want a blood panel done, or talk to your vet.
26 January 2008
25 April 2008
Buster tends to eat grass too... I try to deter it especially if the lawn has been treated with pesticide... Will have to do some homework on this because I don't know why. I always thought it would help his tummy too ... How about organic wheat grass? As a substitute. Food for thought
Kim & Angel Buster
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18 May 2008
Abbey always acted like she was part cow too but I learned from our holistic vet that she may be craving calcium. After adding a little fresh chopped spinach to her diet, she cut back on the grass. Worth a try.
I'm sure your neighbors still talk about their encounter! Someone came up to me in the grocery store one day and said "You're that lady with the famous 3 legged dog!"