Does your dog have a tendency to chomp on grass occasionally? Or does your dog think that he is a cow because he is addicted to eating grass?
Pie was a grass chomping fiend. This Rottweiler-Alsatian mix was found as a stray dog last month. When he was brought in, this dog was not a small slice of pie. (sorry, cheesy joke). He weighed a massive 209 pounds.
His new owner, Annabelle Pottle, put Pie on a special food diet to get him down to his ideal weight. But, soon Pie began to eat less and less and finally, he stopped eating completely. His owner became worried and took him to the vet. Pie’s owner discovered the real problem - he had a pound of grass in his stomach.
“I was getting worried because he was not eating his special diet food. He usually loves his food and he was just turning his nose up at it. I could not believe it when the vet told me it was grass bunging him up. He must have thought he was a cow rather than a dog to eat so much of the stuff,” Pottle said.
The veterinarian performed a life-saving operation to remove the grass from his stomach. Pie is recovering well from the $1,600 surgery, but he is left with a long scar from the operation.
Pie’s owner, who runs a dog rescue operation in the UK, took in Pie after he was found with his stomach dragging on the ground. She said that he should only weigh about 70 pounds.
Pie’s veterinarian said when dogs eat a large amount of grass, it expands in their stomach and they can’t digest it. She said it was probably very painful for Pie, but he is now doing well and recovering.