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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-29-2007, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Bile puking

Benji vomitted bile this morning (yelloe liquid). It had bits of grass in it. I think I read somewhere that animals eat grass when they have upset stomach or don't feel well. He has never done this before- that is eating grass. He is back to his usual bouncy self. His stool is normal. He regulates his eating, so sometimes eats once a day or sometimes 3 meals a day. He ate only one meal yesterday.

Is it true that dogs eat grass to settle their upset tummies.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-29-2007, 09:53 AM
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A lot of our dogs eat grass on a regular basis, so I don't think they do it due to having irritated stomachs.

I have one small area where bermuda grass always tries to start to grow and Hillary runs over there to nibble on it. I don't know if it is softer, or tastier, but that's her patch and she tries to beat the others to it.

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Hi Kimberly,
Thanks for the compliments on my avatar and your input!

What surprised me was that he ate grass. He has never done it before, he eats twigs, bark etc but leaves the grass alone.

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Poornima, My Jassy went through a phase where he wouldn't eat very much and would eat grass and then vomit bile-- the vet said he was vomiting out of hunger. was yesterday a one meal day? maybe he got few treats and one meal wasn't enough- I woudn't worry too much unless it happens again.




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Hi Missy,
Yes yesterday was 'one -meal -a day' day. I will keep an eye on him. Hopefully he will eat his morning meal today.

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My guys all eat grass all the time. I think they are half COW.





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If Benji's acting fine I wouldn't worry. Some of our dogs are regular grazers, eating what's left of our poor lawn every chance they get. Others will eat some and then vomit bile, usually before breakfast or dinner. We call that 'empty stomach syndrome'.

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Cosmo does it on occasion - and yes you are right he does it just before breakfast when I take them out for their morning constitional . We usually walk before breakfast - it cleans them out .
Cosmo occasionally eats grass - get the heaves and vomits the grass and bile .. I used to worry but he seems fine and he eats ok .. He has always been the sensitive one even though he is the big one .. I used to be concerned but he seemed realize it was the thing to do ..
Glad to know their is a terminology for it .
Now if we could come up with something for his barkitis it would be great !!

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Thumbs up update: bile puking

Thanks for your caring comments! Happy to report Benji enjoyed his morning walk with his daddy and ate a hearty meal and his favorite treat- Gouda cheese. He is sitting by my side and chewing on the Trader Joes's pork jerky as I type this

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Gouda & TJ's jerky. No, Benji's not spoiled! LOL
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