Dogs Consume Grass to Purge Their System
"Most of you are well aware that dogs will, on occasion, eat large amounts of grass in an attempt to make themselves throw up. In fact, if your dog consumes a large amount of grass, it could be because she has:
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Gas or bloating
- Eaten something she shouldn’t have
- A virus or bacteria
After they consume a large amount of grass, they’ll often times lick their lips because they’re nauseous, and then of course, they’ll vomit.
It’s completely normal for your dog to vomit occasionally (like people do when they are ill), meaning one or two times a year. Most often it’s nothing to worry about and, surprising as this may sound, your dog knows what’s best in terms of intentionally voiding their system of something that could be toxic, or making them unwell."
More at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/12/23/why-dogs-eat-grass.aspx
My two dogs will get plenty of opportunity to eat grass, as we are going to my daughter's place at Lake Somerville, TX, tomorrow afternoon, for a couple of nights.
Packing has been very difficult for someone who normally takes an RV, not a minivan, for overnight stays. There are no closets or drawers in my van! So I have had to pack clothes in a bag.
I have to pack for the dogs, too. Carriers, X-pen, Bobcat's stroller, dishes, dry food, canned food, filtered water from here, blankies, toys, treats, etc.
Also taking Misty's seat belt harness, as she will love to ride on Wendy's gas golf cart. I don't know about Paco, he doesn't like anything new!! I'll put him in a carrier on the golf cart. Bobcat's stroller is also a carrier, or back pack, when you slip it off the wheels. I have used it myself for a back pack on trips. I am packing their stuff in there, except the X-pen, and they will travel in carriers.
This trip might be good for him. I can't leave him here, as he won't go outside for anyone but me.
Then there are written instructions for Ray what, and when, to feed the three cats staying at home.
My Son-In-Law is allergic to cats, that is why I usually have taken the RV, and stayed in it. But I don't have time to get it inspected, put 6 new tires on it, and buy tags. I'd rather be in it though, I don't do well in other people's homes.
I made sure that my new camera and my old laptop like each other, and that Live Writer is working on the laptop. There is no internet up there.
A busy warm day.