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Maudie Finds Greyhound Crack Cocaine In Dock Or Dandelion Leaves


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My eight year old greyhound Maudie and I were walking on a very often used hiking trail in a river flood plain on the Central Coast in California. We had stopped and

Maudie was nosing very new, green, moist vegetation and started eating it. After a few seconds she was acting like she had found a piece of raw steak and began

eating frantically. I went over and looked at the vegetation and it looked like very small dock or dandelion leaves and some slim grasses. I pulled her off of it and walked her back home ( 1/2 a mile ). The whole way home she was pulling frantically pulling on the leash trying to find more of this canine crack cocaine. Maybe she ate less than 1/2 a cup. That was 5 hours ago and she hasn't vomited or acted differently.

 

Has anyone any knowledge of this very odd behavior and what the plants might be? She has never eaten vegetation before and she has nosed a ton of it.

 

 

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Rocket loves freshly sprouted grass. As soon as new grass comes up he is chowing down on it. Doesn't get sick from it. It's only the grass. Once it;s established he has no interest in it.

 

I call it his Spring Salad.

 

You may want to snap a picture of it and post it here or check with your vet if concerned that it may have ill effects.

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Most of my hounds have enjoyed eating grass but I've never seen one go so crazy over it. I wonder if some wild animal had peed on it or something like that.

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Dandelion leaves are OK to eat, but I wouldn't think they would cause that kind of reaction. I'm going with either something on the leaves or on the ground around them that caused the fuss. I would probably go back and investigate to see if I could see or smell anything. Because of the danger of intentional or unintentional poisoning out on public trails, please keep a good hold of her so she can't get anything in her mouth. A dog here in our area died from ingesting a poisoned bait left in on a public trail in the summer.

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  • 2 weeks later...

My boy, Elliott has been going crazy over some plants that someone in my neighborhood has growing near their front gate ... He gets excited as we approach and digs right in. Our girl, Lea, shows no interest, although she loves sweet new grasses. I took a couple of pics in hopes of looking up what it is.

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