Comet’s got a bread habit

” life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” –  Forrest Gump , (1994)

The Evidence

A shelter dog such as Comet came with a disclaimer that his history was unknown.  After a few warning signs, we know now that he has a bread habit.

The warning signs were there.  A Subway six-inch BMT was carelessly left for a few minutes on the coffee table; the remnants were left on the patio.  A second sandwich, the next day equally vanished. (That particular human has a slower learning curve).

Over a couple weeks now,  a loaf of bread, some cheese rolls, and today, a couple hot dog buns: the bags were nibbled somewhat and left in the living room.  In the interim, the other warning signs — the dog has the munchies ( his food bowl has to have a few  in-between meal dry chow bits, he wolfs down a couple of biscuits for being “a good boy”,  and even though he sleeps a lot, he has bursts of energy on our long walks).  The darker warning signs,  eating too fast and coughing it back up a couple times now.  Perhaps he is flirting with bulimia?

Informal diagnosis:

Comet is self-medicating.  I briefly surfed the web and search found a pet website ( and a couple of probable Russian or Ukrainian hacker sites) that indicated a diagnosis speaking to eating bread.   Comet may be eating prohibited items and needs to expel them by dietary bread intake !?

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The attached photo accompanies an article from the website, PetMd <“http://www.petmd.com/news/health-science/bread-helpful-dogs-digestion-34277”&gt;

It makes the case that bread is to help the dog pass something difficult to digest.

Regardless of this habitual bread-doper dog’s issues, we have to fix it.  I’m currently shopping for an old-fashioned, bread box, like my grandma used to have … Anyone have one to sell?

 

 

 

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