Sunday, October 26, 2014

Acorn Hound

"Tree Rats are right about one thing;
acorn meat is delicious!"

Tucker, our Golden Retriever taught Bentley how to crack an acorn.  He used to place an acorn on top of his paw and crack it, eat the meat, and knock the shell off.  Bentley cracks them in his mouth and spits out the shells. We have thousands of them falling this time of the year in our yard. 
Does your dog eat acorns or something else unusual?
How do you stop them?


**We don’t encourage your dog to eat acorns.  According to the ASPCA, since dogs don’t usually forage on acorns, and even if they do ingest several acorns, it is not a chronic situation.  Bentley will eat one if it is conveniently located near where he is relaxing in the yard.  Neither he nor Tucker ever got sick from eating them.  Acorns can cause vomiting, diarrhea and tummy aches in some dogs, especially smaller breeds.  The acorn can also cause obstructions. 



We are also hopping along with Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola for their Black & White Sunday blog hop.  If you love B & W photography, you’re in for a treat.  Visit Sugar, Nola, and the other participants.



23 comments :

  1. We got a billion and one acorns here. Ya'd be real busy Bentley.

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  2. Hmmm...we have never tried to eat an acorn...we will have to go and look for some because we don't have any here!! Great picture! xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  3. We have never tried one but enjoy Bentley. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Way to go Bentley!we seldom see an acorn here ..dang ;) hugs Fozziemum xx

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  5. Bailie is crazy for acorns. Katie and I don't eat them. I hear dogs shouldn't eat them, so when we walk at Gramma's house we hear a constant "drop it, leave it" at Bailie.

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  6. Bravo Bentley, ya sure done good!

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  7. I don't know why but Laika won't bother with acorns. Looking good Bentley.

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  8. We have never eaten acorns. Seems like a lot of work, usually our puppy dog eyes work a little easier!

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  9. we have never tried them.....we see them at MY park all the time though

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  10. I have never heard of anything like that. The squirrels might be upset. LOL

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  11. I have never heard of a dog eating an acorn! BOL I hope he isn't stealing them from the tree rats. They are mighty protective of their acorn stashes!

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  12. My uncle's (farm) dogs used to eat the very insides of the carnations that had fallen on the floor. Acorn meat sounds tastier, if you ask us. :)

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  13. What smart dogs! Mort is pretty good at eating melons - I hold them for him, and he'll tenderly eat the melon and leave the rind intact. He's better at getting all the melon off than I am!

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  14. Very smart, Bentley! You learned from your brother but put your own spin on it. I've never seen any of our dogs eat an acorn. Two of our past dogs used to love to eat wild blackberries right off the bushes though.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  15. I haven't tried acorns before, but you're right, the squiggles sure like them!

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  16. That is very clever Bentley! I've never had an acorn before (I prefer squirrel). Mom thinks her childhood dog liked pecans and would crack those. Love Dolly

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  17. I've never heard of a dog doing that before! Isn't it amazing how clever dogs can be? Happy B&W Sunday!

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  18. Interesting and smart. Do you know that acorns can sometimes make dog sick? So be very careful. Happy Sunday. Golden Woofs

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  19. Very smart, Bentley! What a great shot!!!!

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  20. I never ate an acorn, but I have played with them before...and then Momma read that acorns can cause issues for some dogs and panicked. I still play with them, but Momma watches carefully to be sure I'm not eating them.

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  21. Hmmmm acorns huh? My huskies have attempted to eat pine cones, but not acorns yet!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  22. No acorns for the brown dawgs. We have heard of dogs dying from eating too many. Be very careful with them.

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  23. What a cute picture. Glory will eat a couple too.

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