Kitty Cows

@DianneN (63150)
United States
November 2, 2016 9:42am CST
While my son and his fiancée have two cats that like to graze like cows on the lawn, we have the same thing going on with Doodles, the cat. I don't like it one bit! He eats grass too fast, always going for the longest blades. He gags and drools, then vomits. Thank goodness he does this while outside, although it has happened once or twice in the house. Ugh! But Doodles usually listens to Grammy! We had our final lawn application a few days ago. Even though we use an all natural company, I don't want Doodles to walk on the lawn or eat the grass after an application or treatment. He hasn't set foot on any grass since Monday. Today I told him it was okay, but he didn't listen!
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@LadyDuck (126902)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
All cats eat grass when they need to clean their stomach, mainly from the hair that they eat while they clean themselves. Willy always come to eat the grass in our garden. I suppose that it's greener than the other side.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Doodles gets brushed regularly. I think he looks at grass as a snack. He eats like a vulture!!!! Willy knows where the good grass grows!
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@LadyDuck (126902)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 16
@DianneN I brush Willy when he comes inside, his fur is short, I have never seen him vomiting, but he loves to eat the grass. Silly boy.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@LadyDuck You and Willy just love each other! So sweet!!!!!
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@JudyEv (103942)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Nov 16
Whenever I see a cat vomiting it's all I can do not to join them. I just find it really gross.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It is gross, but I feel as badly for them as I had for my own children.
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@cacay1 (32298)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@JudyEv , They know their medicine, so grasses are medicinal,LOL.Better the cats know than us,lol.
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@Happy2BeMe (70725)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
lol Silly cats!! Never a dull moment. Cute picture! :)
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Not ever with pets!
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@Happy2BeMe (70725)
• Canada
2 Nov 16
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@cacay1 (32298)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe , her cat does not listen to @Dianne hehhe.
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@amadeo (51373)
• United States
2 Nov 16
this is one of the reason that some animals eat grass.So they can vomit if anything going on there.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I thought it was for a physic.
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@amadeo (51373)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@DianneN that is what the vet told us a while back
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@Hatley (162100)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Nov 16
Cats kik U gave read that cats do that oin purpose when the8r tummnies are upset I have noi idea if that is true but our cat did that too. I do noit have a cat here as it raises my rent iif I did
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I wouldn't be surprised if Doodles has un upset tummy. He eats like a pig!
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@jaboUK (51552)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
Cats always eat grass don't they? We had a dog that did it on occasion too, and if we were lucky she was sick outside.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It's always better when they get sick outside! Lol!
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@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Nov 16
@DianneN Do your son's cats eat as much as throw up or is that a Doodles specialty in your family lol!
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
@Marty1 Lol! The female is the worst!
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@Corbin5 (85293)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Oh yes, the kitty vomiting does cause a lot of distress for owners. My sister has her own steam cleaner just in case the vomiting hits the rugs. I can imagine that Doodles will be happily eating grass once again very soon. Oh my!
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I certainly wouldn't want him hitting our new rug when it arrives, whenever the heck that may be!
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@Corbin5 (85293)
• United States
3 Nov 16
@DianneN Dang, I need to edit my responses. "Eating grace" was what I had. Sloooowwww Dowwwwn, Mrs. Mitchell.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
@Corbin5 Puh-lease, Mrs. Mitchell! I do it all the time! Not to worry. We teachers understand all types of errors and get the meaning.
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@JohnRoberts (42275)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Nov 16
I have seen cats do that. It's weird.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
It is, but not for them. Lol!
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Nov 16
I wonder if he had a sour stomach. I noticed whenever my dogs ate grass it was because they had a sour stomach and throwing it up afterwards really helped get it straightened out, and they were fine afterwards. Your picture is sideways.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Thank you for telling me the photo is sideways. I don't know why I'm having so many problems now with this iPad!!!!! Please feel free to keep letting me know. I'd rather have no pics than lopsided ones.
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@DianneN Did you try to fix it? It's still sideways.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@just4him No. I don't know what to do on my iPad!!!!!
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@much2say (36332)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I always thought dogs and cats ate grass to help with their digestion (they seem to know what's best for them more than us humans!). But I guess too much would be of concern too. Maybe they are vegetarians?
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Lol! Not quite, although Doodles loves carrots and spinach. Go figure.
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@much2say (36332)
• United States
3 Nov 16
@DianneN Wow - carrots and spinach for cats? Is that a cat food flavor or will Doodles actually eat real carrots and spinach??
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@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Nov 16
@DianneN I tried a carrot on Marty, but he would not eat it, and the website said do not keep what he doesn't eat in the cage! I never thought to try spinach as I always have spinach in the house! Does he eat it from a can or fresh? I won't eat the canned spinach , or I would be vomiting like Doodles just looking at it! Lol! But I adore fresh spinach!
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@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Nov 16
@dianneN Maybe he decided the grass didn't taste as well as it did before the application! I would imagine (I don't know, I never ate grass before lol!) but I would think the application would not make it taste as well! I would also think you would like him not eating the grass and if he stopped altogether it means no more throwing up!!! By the way, both kitties in the picture are adorable!!! Hope Doodles listens to Grammy soon!
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
We don't even let him walk on the grass for 24 hours+ after any application, so no, no grass eating for several days or until a good rain.
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@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Nov 16
@DianneN Is that just your rule or does the company who applies it say that? A good rain would make the grass taste good the piece would be even bigger as the nitrogen in the rain causes it to grow better! Can you tell my mom was good friends with a grocery store florist and talked to her every time she went grocery shopping! Lol!
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@Marty1 cool, and that's terrific!!!
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@bluesa (13324)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov 16
Trying for the third time to say something here, so if all three eventually pop up, sorry. Just wanted to say my doggy, Daisy, also eats grass with the same icky results. I hope Doodles decided that munching on grass is no longer appealing to him, Dianne. :)
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Hi you! Doodles tried eating some grass this morning but drooled. I took it out of his mouth. Yuck! So sorry you had difficulty. I've been having problems, too. Only this showed up!
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@bluesa (13324)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Nov 16
@DianneN , hi :) . It's okay, I was just worried all 3 would all of a sudden show, but at least one popped up. Sorry about Doodles, I second that, Yuck! Big hug to you. :)
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• United States
3 Nov 16
I think this is how they do a cat cleanse.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Yes, I agree.
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• United States
5 Nov 16
@DianneN So all we have to do is eat veg to do it for ourselves. Mother Nature is cool.
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2 Nov 16
aw kitty cats are such funny creatures. i'm looking at my baby cat right now.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I love kitties! Doodles is sleeping with his baby in his little bed next to me. So darn cute!
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@Marty1 (28679)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Nov 16
@DianneN It does sound adorable!! If I ever get a dog the dog gets a canopy bed! My dog gets a better bed than his mommy (me ) lol!
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• United States
4 Nov 16
When I had cats they ate grass too. Its weird
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Animals seem to know instinctively what to do. Not us!
@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
3 Nov 16
cutie furry doodles, i miss you!!! :)
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
He misses you, too!
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@PainsOnSlate (19689)
• Canada
3 Nov 16
I always thought cats ate grass when they don't feel good because it makes them toss the cookies. I looked it up and they do have a reason to eat grass.... We don'[t have cats now but when we did, they spent a lot of time outside and thankfully left their vomit outside.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Thanks so much! I read it. We don't let him on the lawn after applications for a minimum of 24 hours. It has to be hosed in or rained on first. I think I will try growing wheat grass in the spring and mention it to my son. Hugs!
@snowy22315 (36353)
• United States
3 Nov 16
My cat stays indoors, but from time to time, I offer him a bit of greenery from outside. Fortunately, he has never thrown it up. This cat has good digestion he has vomited less than any other cat I have had.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Some cats are natural born pukers! My son's female cat is one of them! Lol!
@simone10 (22242)
• Louisville, Kentucky
3 Nov 16
My dog Bella loves eating grass too. I have always heard that dogs will eat grass if they have an upset stomach so that they can vomit. Sometimes Bella gets sick and sometimes she doesn't. She just loves eating grass.
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Our dogs ate grass, too.
• Midland, Michigan
2 Nov 16
What did you mean when you said you told him it was okay? What was okay for him to be outside, but not eating the grass and he didn't listen and ate it anyway? I don't have any cats of my own,nor did we have any growing up, I do work as a cashier in a grocery/retail store similar ot Wallmart and I've learned that many cats get hairballs from licking their fur. Grass helps to eliminate that more naturally than them having to vomit up the hairballs alone. I think that grass may also help them digest the hair more easily, but I'm not entirely sure about that. I did look it up and will provide a link below that answers many questions about this. We sell wheat grass just for cats in our produce section of the store. People buy that so their cats can snack on that safer grass than worrying about the grass outside.
Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, one thing is for certain: your feline friend has probably nibbled on grass on more than one occasion. While it might seem like strange behavior...
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@DianneN (63150)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Thanks. I read it.
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