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Experience:  17 years of experiece in small animal medicine with emphasis on emergency/critical care/pain
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dog: panting..usual behavior..She started pacing..eating grass

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My dog is suddenly eating large amounts of grass and panting should I be worried  grass eating is not a usual behavior for my dog  She started pacing in the house wanting out and will not stop eating grass. This has been going on for approx 10 min now.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kim Lewis replied 5 years ago.
DId she eat dinner?
Does she seem unusually restless?
Any retching, vomiting or gagging? Does her abdomen feel bloated or tense?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes she ate dinner like normal and her abdomin doesnt feel any different than normal.
She just started pacing seeming like she wanted outside urgently and when let out she started eating grass quickly. She has now stopped and is just panting in the yard. When offered warer she refuses. I just want to make sure she is ok as this again is not normal behavior for her.
Expert:  Dr. Kim Lewis replied 5 years ago.
She may just have some nausea or gas. It may be fine, but I can't say for sure, because her symptoms are quite non-specific. I might watch her for an hour, if it does not stop I would recommend the ER to be sure.

I hope Chi feels better quickly,

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