Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

//Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

We all know that dogs are not cows, but then Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Its just a snack

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?Dogs like snacks, and grass is just another snack for many dogs. Dogs seek out plants and grass as an alternative food source that even has some nutrients in it. Many dogs like to play with their food and grass can be quite fun. They can try to yank it from the ground and swallow the small grass blades. Clearly, dogs can find their nutrients in a wide range of plant foods, but that doesn’t explain why Fido usually throws up after eating grass.

Humans have Tums and dogs have Grass

Dogs are smart animals. When they have a little too much gas or an upset stomach, they turn to grass as a natural remedy. When grass is ingested, the grass blade tickles the throat and stomach lining. This sensation may cause the dog to vomit, alleviating the upset stomach.

Nutritional Necessity

Most experts see no danger in letting your dog eat grass. Grass also contains many essential nutrients that a dog might crave, especially if they’re on a commercial diet. If you notice that your dog has been munching away on grass or houseplants, then you may want to introduce natural herbs or cooked vegetables into their diet. Dogs are very much like children, they prefer treats over healthy stuff. You may even want to try to hide the good stuff in a treat.

Too much of a good thing…

If you see your that your dog is munching on a lot of grass, this may be a sign of a more serious illness. Basically, you pet is trying to self treat, and it may be a good time to see your veterinarian.

So, if your dog likes a little nibble of grass, it’s not a bad thing, just make sure s/he doesn’t eat too much grass.

2017-11-14T11:22:58+00:00 November 14th, 2017|News|