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honeybear
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posted 08-15-2003 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeybear     Edit/Delete Message
this just came up on another site and was wondering what peoples thoughts were. People recommending feeding your dog tomato juice to prevent lawn burn. I have done a little research and there are people who swear by feeding your dog some tomato juice prevents urine lawn burn. There are others that say the acid in the juice can lead to complications such as bladder infections, and other stuff. and to NOT DO IT. one person says she feeds her dog tomatoes as part of its all homemade diet. So I called my vet the the assistant said she had never heard of that and wouldnt recommend it but couldnt give me any reason why. I have been using green-um for years but it is very expensive with 2 big dogs. (retraining them to go somewhere else is out of the question at their age and with a dog door)
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posted 08-15-2003 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeybear     Edit/Delete Message
Think I answered my own question and would steer away from feeding dogs tomatoes of tomatoe juice

3. Tomatoes and tomato plants. These contain atropine, which can cause dilated pupils, tremors, and heart arrhythmias. The highest concentration of atropine is found in the leaves and stems of tomato plants, followed by unripe (green) tomatoes, followed by ripe tomatoes. So if you have the good fortune to have a tomato plant or two on your stoop, be sure your dog doesnít nibble on it, and itís safest not to feed him tomatoes either.

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puttin510
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posted 08-15-2003 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for puttin510     Edit/Delete Message
Oh darn. I do give my poodle an occasion cherry tomatoe. Probalby not enough to cause harm. She loves them. I guess I will have to pick them out of her sight. I usually say. want a mator. she gets excited. thanks.

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nern

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posted 08-15-2003 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Honeybear, do the green-ums work?

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honeybear
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posted 08-18-2003 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeybear     Edit/Delete Message
nern - they work great, except I do have to give a higher dose than recommended which is 5 for my lab since he weighs 100#, been doing it for years. i checked about the higher dosage, with drssmith and foster and they said it ws no problem, this is whre I get it from. There is something called grassaver at petco, but it smells horrid and my dogs wont eat them.
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Maisey
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posted 10-18-2003 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maisey     Edit/Delete Message
I knew the plants were considered toxic but holy moly! my dogs have been stealing the tomatos off my plants all summer! They really like the pear tomatos. I'll have to re-think where I put my plants next season.

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grnlemonade
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posted 10-18-2003 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for grnlemonade     Edit/Delete Message
i think this mite be true....after all, my dogs hop into my garden over the rabbit fencing and eat tomato's all the time, and we never have any lawn-burns as compared 2 the spring or winter when there are no tomato's.

CAUTION:MAY CAUSE STINKY BREATH! LOL

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