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My Golden retriever (9yrs) periodically will eat dirt and

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my Golden retriever (9yrs) periodically will eat dirt and some plants. why would she do this.....her appetite for her food is normal when this occurs.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 5 months ago.

Hello,
I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a licensed veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience. I'm here to help with your question about your golden.
I'm so sorry you're having this problem, but glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY or SEND. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided. I'll do my best to earn your good rating, because that's the only way I receive any compensation for helping you.
In the meantime, in order to help me help you better, I'll need some more information. To start with, can you please tell me:

  • Does she have unexplained weight gain or weight loss?
  • Does she show excessive thirst and/or urination?
  • How old was she when she started doing this?
  • Is she routinely dewormed or on monthly heartworm prevention?

I'll be standing by and awaiting your reply. Thank you.