Is it ok for my puppy to eat leaves?

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I'm more concerned about things like intestinal blockage from eating them.

Puppies will naturally chew on leaves, bark and twigs.

They are teething and need to chew.

Chewing on non-toxic plant matter should not, generally, be a problem, even seeing the occasional leave matter in the feces is normal.

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Dogs eat grass for many reasons, such as trying to get more fiber into their diets, trying to induce vomit or simply craving non-food items - a condition known as pica.

But eating grass and leaves is not always a good idea, especially if the area has been sprayed.

Increase the amount of fiber in Rover's diet.

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Dogs eat grass for many reasons, such as trying to get more fiber into their diets, trying to induce vomit or simply craving non-food items - a condition known as pica.

But eating grass and leaves is not always a good idea, especially if the area has been sprayed.

Increase the amount of fiber in Rover's diet.

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And grass-eating doesn't usually lead to throwing up - less than 25% of dogs that eat grass vomit regularly after grazing.

Other suggested reasons why your dog might be eating grass include improving digestion, treating intestinal worms, or fulfilling some unmet nutritional need, including the need for fiber.

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And grass-eating doesn't usually lead to throwing up - less than 25% of dogs that eat grass vomit regularly after grazing.

Other suggested reasons why your dog might be eating grass include improving digestion, treating intestinal worms, or fulfilling some unmet nutritional need, including the need for fiber.

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Why Eating Sticks Occurs in Dogs.

When a dog has a low red blood cell count (low iron), it can cause them to develop a condition called pica, which causes your dog to eat non-food items.

Anemia can be caused by many different reasons such as intestinal bleed or even leukemia.

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Keep a watchful eye on your pal while you're trying to train him to stop eating leaves and grass.

You could go out into the garden with him and stop him with a firm "no" every time he tries to munch on something.

If you're out, a gentle pull on the leash - along with the "no" again - should be enough to dissuade him.

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I'm more concerned about things like intestinal blockage from eating them.

Puppies will naturally chew on leaves, bark and twigs.

They are teething and need to chew.

Chewing on non-toxic plant matter should not, generally, be a problem, even seeing the occasional leave matter in the feces is normal.

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