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Q: How do you stop a dog from eating plants?

January 10, 2010 | By Stephanie | 5 answers | Expired: 1729 days ago

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Stephanie

My dog loves to try to eat plants whenever I take him for a walk. While I can usually get the plant out of his mouth when he tries to eat one, he does sometimes manage to eat part of a plant. My concern is that he may one day eat a plant that could make him sick. How can i get him to stop eating plants when he goes outside?

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Linda B.
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Jan 10, 2010

For indoor plants I use Grannick's Bitter Apple. It's a spray that's available at pet stores. You might try taking a bottle along when you walk.

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Kavykeeper
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Jan 10, 2010

It's easy to find a list of poisonous plants. I'd recommend that you find out if any of the plants on your property are poisonous. If yes, remove them. When you take him for a walk, keep him leashed so you can keep him from eating plants.

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Peggy W.
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Jan 10, 2010

When you are walking your dog make sure you have his leash/harness well in hand so you can keep his head lifted when he gets near a plant. Just keep the reinforcing going with the plants. Also--you could take some lemon concentrate with you and when he goes to eat a plant just squirt a little of that on the leaves--it might work. :)

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