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Posted by: P-Kasso2
« on: 05 November, 2017, 09:21:29 AM »

Cat's do it to induce a vomit to get rid of fur-balls. Not sure why dogs do it, but dogs eat all sorts - even their own poo (and other creatures poo)

That's reassuring Siasl... just to get rid of fur-balls! So simple. I reckon you are right because my cat seems to spend about 8 hours a day licking its fur...he's bound to get fur-balls because he is seriously hygiene heavy and very natty. He's about the only cat I have ever seen with a centre parting.
Mind you, the couple of times when I've seen him having a fur-ball crisis, his honking hacking coughing fits are really distressing to witness. So I am glad to now know that grass is the natural cure! Next time he's honking up the soles of his paws I'll just whip him up a quick grass tagine instead of reading him the last rites.
Posted by: siasl
« on: 02 November, 2017, 08:28:09 PM »

Cat's do it to induce a vomit to get rid of fur-balls. Not sure why dogs do it, but dogs eat all sorts - even their own poo (and other creatures poo)
Posted by: P-Kasso2
« on: 02 November, 2017, 08:13:20 PM »


It's not just cats either.  I've seen dogs chewing on grass too.  My question is...Why do they do it?   What do cats and dogs get out of it?

Is it a sure sign that they have some nutritional deficiency?  Or a stomach problem?  Or do they do it because they just like the taste?