|Barked: Wed Aug 10, '05 5:46pm PST |
|Hi! Logan eats acorns, too. I'm not sure which part of it he really tries to eat, if it's the whole acorn, just the nut part or just the top but he can't resist them. I don't know how dangerous they are but I would think they wouldn't be good for them. We keep him away from them as much as possible and take away as many as we can, but we can't get them all. So far, no major trouble.
He eats a little of everything (we should have named him Hoover) and has been taken to the vet numerous times over his first year of life with an upset stomach. Mostly they tell us to watch his poop and make sure he doesn't get blocked and he should be fine. If something has made him vomit, they give us some anti-nausea medication and bland dog food for a few days. I don't think the acorns have ever made him vomit, though.
There is no way to keep up with all the acorns. We have a huge oak tree in the backyard and at least one squirrel calls it home, so we even get acorns from other oaks in the neighborhood. To keep him from eating them, one thing that works for us from time to time is to have a water gun or squirt bottle on hand and give him a quick squirt in the face and a loud "No, don't eat that." If he goes back to it, he get's another squirt. Usually, he'll decide whatever it is he wants isn't worth the trouble and give up....for a while. We tried spraying a few with Bitter Apple and baiting him, but he actually likes Bitter Apple, so that backfired.
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