Dogs eating red clay???

by Robert
(SW MO, USA)

We have 2 spayed females that have a clay lick in the front yard. They are fed free choice (after I pay for it) dry commercial dog feed plus anything they can catch. I do not know what is missing in their diet and therefore do not know how to supply it.

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Aug 20, 2016
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dog eats red clay
by: AnonymousValeria

My dog will move rocks over to get to the spot of clay he wants ,he actually picks the rocks up then drops them out of his way I know he needs some vitamin but I don't know what I give him Omega-3 Fish Oil for dogs but it seems to not be enough. He eats the pills like it's REALLY good

Sep 20, 2013
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raw mRaw meat does NOT make dogs more aggressive!
by: Anonymous

Raw meat does NOT make dogs more aggressive!You all who think this - are ill informed

Sep 04, 2011
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allergies?
by: Keith

One of our dogs developed severe food allergies from commercial feeds. Her strict diet of Salmon and potato with whatever veggies (except corn and soybean) she would accept has restored her coat, but during this healing period for her we moved from a city dwelling to our 12 acre spread where she started eating the clay based soil on the property. When her coat was fully restored she stopped eating the dirt.

Have them checked for allergies if all else has failed to reveal a solution.

[MEG: SOUNDS LIKE SHE ALSO SELF-CORRECTED AN UNDERLYING MINERAL IMBALANCE!]


Jun 23, 2011
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Iron Deficiency
by: JAK

It sounds to me like your animals are suffering from an imbalance with iron. This condition is also present in humans which is known as pica. Pica is somewhat common during human pregnancy due to the fetus' demand for iron from the mother.

My advice: Give your dogs a supplement containing iron to see if the condition improves.

[MEG: YOU CAN ALSO EASILY MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE MULTI SUPPLEMENT FOR PETS AND FAMILY. RECIPE IS HERE:
www.miniature-schnauzer-australia.com/in_diet_supplement_for_dog.html]

Jun 03, 2011
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I feed my dogs red clay ...
by: ThundersMom

I feed my dogs "Red Desert Clay" (calcium montmorillonite) as a calcium supplement and digestion aid. I have an anxious GSD with a high level of separation anxiety that causes frequent bouts of diarrhea -- for some reason the clay helps, whether as a binding agent or soothing element, or both. Most animals that eat dirt lack essential trace elements in their diets that clay contains. Your clay lick should be fine and certainly cannot harm them

Dec 30, 2010
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Raw meat and blood tests
by: wendy

Yes it does seem to depend on the breed, I'll agree. Let me put it this way instead: Feeding raw meat can give some breeds a tendency to become more aggressive. You could also get a blood sample done on your dog to find out what imbalances your dog may have in its blood.

Dec 29, 2010
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Raw meat...
by: Anonymous

Interesting about raw meat making dogs aggressive. I have fed my dogs raw meat for years and it neither made them aggressive nor more prone to prey hunting.

Dec 29, 2010
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Feeding dogs
by: wendy

Could be a lack of salt or just a habit. I always fed my dogs, oatmeal, sesame oil, garlic, chicken,rabbit,deer,cow,carrots,bran,meal scraps,I just cook it all up together whatever i had and feed it to them and throw in some raw eggs, cows/goats milk,bread.I bred and trained dogs for 12 years ,none of them was ever poorly. Plus some raw bones for their teeth. Raw meat will make them aggressive

Dec 20, 2010
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Dogs eating red clay...
by: pilgrimsfarm

Most dogs I know usually have craving issues when fed commercial dog food. It seems to deplete rather than fortify their nutritional needs. Synthetic fortification is not absorbed into the body. Do they get enough catch to make up for nutritional needs?

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