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Why does my dog eat grass?

Eating grass is a common behavior for dogs that baffles many of their owners. It is not clear why some dogs eat grass. It is suggested grass helps with improving their digestion and meeting some unmet nutritional needs; such as fiber deficiency. It also could be your dog likes the texture or taste of grass. Some researchers believe it has to do with their ancestors and how wolves ate small animals that have plant based diets. So, instinctively dogs graze on grass because thats essentially what their ancestors ate. Other experts believe that a dog who eats grass is self-medicating. They will chomp on grass quickly to make themselves vomit. Which is supposed to ease an upset stomach. But that is a less common theory than people may think. Most dogs do not vomit after eating grass.
Or it simply could be your dog is bored! Many veterinarians consider grass eating a normal behavior. It wont hurt the animal as long as there are no dangerous or poisonous plants, fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides used on the grass. For a list of toxic and non-toxic plants to your animals visit the ASPCA website. They have a full list of plants with pictures to help identify!



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