My Dog Eats Grass – Is That Bad?

Bermuda Grass

Dogs love a yard salad. They can often be found munching away quietly on your lawn. Moments later they can be found puking it back up on your carpet. But don’t worry, about the dog anyway. In most cases, Fido is fine.

Why do they eat it?

  • Low-level vitamin deficiency
  • Common stomach upset
  • It tastes good

When should you worry?

  • If vomiting is accompanied by other symptoms such as lethargy, diarrhea, or weight loss
  • If you see blood or foreign material
  • If your dog is still a puppy the grass can cause blockages
  • If grass has been chemically treated

This is not a comprehensive list, so continue your own research regarding the types of grass found in your area, and canine medical conditions. The bullet points here are courtesy of AKC ‘s web page .

“How do I get it out of my carpet?”

There are many cleaners on the market, but I use OUT! brand pet stain remover. It works on human and pet messes, smells like vanilla, isn’t harsh, has never bleached my fabrics, and kills odor enzymes (not a paid plug). You can buy it here.

Pet Stain Remover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

Dog waste bags
Doggie Bags

You work hard to earn your money, so you have a right to expect businesses to justify their prices, and explain exactly what is it that you’re getting for your dollar. So here’s where your money goes.

Labor:

Walking
Playing
Feeding
Watering
Cleaning
Transport
Marketing
Medications
Waste clean-up
Training basics

Recurring Expenses:

Treats
Leashes
Waste bags
Cell service
Tennis shoes
Bottled water
Transportation
Cleaning supplies
Operating fees
Registration*
Insurance
E-commerce
Marketing
Shipping

The Unexpected:

First aid
Emergency services

Local Links

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Saguaro Cactus

Trails and Parks

Phoenix Trails
South Mountain Trails Map
Phoenix Dog Parks
Phoenix Steele Indian School Park

Veterinary Services

Blue Pearl Animal Hospital
Prestige Animal Clinic in Gilbert
Animal Hospital of Laveen
Foothills Animal Hospital

Shady Places

AZ Central Top 10 Phoenix
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert

Local Businesses We Like

Dog Friendly Phoenix Businesses
Changing Hands Bookstore
Motto Yoga
Brennan Dental
KD Carpet And Tile Cleaning LLC
Brand X Tees inTempe
Summers Fruit Barn

Shopping

Urban Suburban Apparel “Quality Gear for the Bully-Breed Advocate”
EZY Dog Life Jackets and Active Gear for Dogs