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Golden retriever eating grass suddenly, has hiccups and

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Golden retriever eating grass suddenly, has hiccups and unable to settle
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** Thank you for your question about your dog. What is his / her name? Has she had any vomiting? How old is she?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi, her name is ***** ***** currently no vomiting. She seems to have settled a little now
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I forgot to add she is 7
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

I like that name! The most common reason for a dog to suddenly start eating grass is that they have a little stomach upset. They eat the grass to try and settle their stomach. I would be monitoring her for any vomiting and address that if it happens. I wouldn't let her continue to eat grass. Some can find some grass that they like the taste and texture of too.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** beautiful :) We'll keep an eye out for any vomiting, as long as it's not an emergency, it was just very unusual behaviour
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Got to dash now, but thanks for your answer. I'll be sure to rate you
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

I'm glad to help and hope she stays doing her normal things! Give her a good petting for me since I can't. An emergency would be if she starts to retch / try to vomit and not be able to or if her belly start to get large.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'll be sure to keep an eye out. Thanks so much!
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 months ago.

No problem! Take care!