One of those mysterious dog behaviors that pet owners wonder about is eating grass. Lots of dogs do it… but why? Are they sick? Hungry? Bored? And more importantly, is it a good thing or could it be harmful? Some experts think that eating grass is an inherited, instinctual behavior. In the wild, canines hunted and ate animals that fed on grass – and they ate the entire animal, even the grass in their prey’s stomach.
Another theory is that dogs will eat indigestible substances when they suffer from poor nutrition or when they are feeling extremely hungry. Some believe that dogs may eat grass when they have intestinal worms or because their bodies need more fiber or roughage in their diet. And lastly, others believe that dogs eat grass when they are feeling ill and want to regurgitate something
Is it dangerous for dogs to eat grass?
Can Dogs Get Sick From Eating Grass?
It is generally agreed that eating grass is not harmful to dogs, but make sure the lawn hasn’t been treated with dangerous pesticides or herbicides. Many of these chemicals are toxic to pets, especially when ingested.
If your dog likes to eat grass or you just want to add healthy fresh greens to their diet try:
Fresh vegetables which pack a great nutritional punch:
Cat Grass or sometimes referred to as Wheat Grass is great for grazing. It is healthy for dogs and contains fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
*When introducing a new food always offer a small bit and then wait 24 hours to ensure the food agrees with them.
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Heres How Our Products Helped Lilly!
I really owe Prana Pets, my Lilly has a very sensitive stomach ( I believe she suffers from IBD ) and no matter how hard I try to stop it she is out in the yard eating grass and God knows what else. Accidents in the Car and house were frequent and not to mention the stomach aches she suffers from! I was skeptical at first but it seems to be working wonders. Lilly has not had any issue since!