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    So, we live in Maryland and we have about 12 inches of snow on the ground. Sherman is plucking our last nerve. He sits by the back door and cries, barks, howls, to go out, just to devour snow. He will not listen, he won't come in when called. He is just eating snow like his life depends on it. He has been on a dose do prednisone for allergies and we are hoping that's what has him acting so weird. We can't ignore him constantly in case he really needs to go out. We can't tell the difference. He had peed in his crate at night twice this week due to all the additional fluid intake. Help!

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    My Finn has been on prednisone several times in the past and every time, he's had peeing accidents in his crate or in the house too. The need for more fluid plus the increase in urination AND the increase in appetite…all effects from the prednisone. Can you bring in a bowl of the snow for Sherman to satisfy him, maybe? Does he need an extra healthy treat in place of going out in the snow? maybe a Kong filled with goodies to keep him occupied for a little while will help.




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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    Henny gave you some good info/advice..... the pred is definitely causing the strange behavior and having to pee more often -- so once he is off that he will go back to his normal self in a few weeks (takes time for the pred to work out of the system.) My girl is OBSESSED with the snow too... digging and eating it so i feel some of your pain
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    Post Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Can you bring in a bowl of the snow for Sherman to satisfy him, maybe?
    That is a WONDERFUL idea!


    I am personally on prednesone right now due to carpal tunnel; it has a lot of side effects......I feel like this.....and this..... and this.....
    RIP Fonzi- Mommy and Daddy miss you!

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    I am feeling your pain we are in Iowa and Radar loves snow but we are 50 degrees today and loves that just as much sits by the door rings his bells i know after 30 minutes being inside he is good

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    We've had snow in the yard for what feels like weeks here. This past weekend...it was above 50 for two days and a lot of the snow melted. Dudley is beside himself...he has no snow to eat. He would go out many times a day and just eat the snow...and then, of course, tinkle...and then eat more snow. He's not on any medication...he just loves snow. He would eat his dinner and instead of drinking the fresh water in his bowl, he would beg to go out in the yard and eat the snow! I can't wait for Spring!

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    Stinky loves the snow too. Not only does he like to eat it he will "roll and roll" in it. He can't get enough of it.

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    Dozed loves snow too, and he keeps eating and eating it, and sometimes he throws up. It drives me nuts too.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Eating snow driving us nuts

    Rocco is quite pest when it comes to eating snow as well!

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