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What the Heck are they Eating?

There is a tiny little spot in my backyard (just inside their ex pen) that my two pups just love. They have eaten all the grass in a 3 or 4 inch area, and now they're sniffing around in the dirt and appear to be eating the dirt, too. I've covered it up but they go right to that spot and uncover it every time I let them out. I've looked at this spot and can't figure out how it is different from the rest of the yard. Anyone have any idea why they'd zero in on one little area and go nuts?
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No clue. It must be a dog thing.

Yesterday I had my daughter's 2 Dachsies and my two. The four of them ran under a tree and proceded top rub themselves in the dirt. I know the cats are always under that tree, so I don't even want to think about what it was. They have dragged birds out from under there that the cats have left for me.


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If you ever figure it out, I suspect you may wish that you hadn't ever known. Dogs are a little gross that way.

You can spray a little vinegar there and they will probably quit eating it, but depending on the pH of the area, it may hurt the grass too.
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rabbit poo. that's my guess. or a worm.




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Gotta be rabbit droppings...Havee has a feast when he finds them
It's impossible to get rid of them all...any suggestions out there?
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kitty poo, slug slime, frog slime, dead frog, dead worm...

anything stinky, slimy, it will drive them crazy!

Suzanne and her Sparkling Sierra, godmother to Dinky (*) and Baileys!
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Jan, you need to bring Elmer Fudd over.

Kill da wabbit!

OK, I'm kidding. Dogs are certainly not very discriminating are they? Slug rubbin', feces eating, toilet slurping, worm rolling - there's just no end to their disgusting pleasures. And yet, somehow we still love them.
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and we still love their kisses....




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If you ever figure it out, I suspect you may wish that you hadn't ever known.
Based on the replies I've gotten, I think you're absolutely right, Kimberly. I do NOT want to know.
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If you find out what they are digging at, let me know. My 2 partners in crime Tripp & Jax do the SAME thing. I have looked at the spots they do this with & cannot see anything. They dig dig dig & lick the dirt. Rabbits cannot get in our fenced part of the yard so i know its not that.

I was out in the yard last night with them & all of a sudden Jax takes off running(he does this when he has something he knows i will take away) towards the house and what did he have, a huge FROG! And it was still alive. He almost made it in the house with it. No kisses for him last night, thats for sure!!

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