Why does my dog like to eat grass?

asked 2017-06-21 18:44:46 -0500

Why does my dog like to eat grass? How do I know if it's good for her or not?

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answered 2017-10-25 14:40:33 -0500

Dogs eating grass is quite common. In fact, most experts believe it's a natural behavior. There are several reasons for this behavior ranging from boredom to digestion issues. One common cause - lack of fiber - can be tested by increasing fiber in your dog's diet and seeing if the behavior subsides. Most importantly, do not spray your lawn with any pesticides and make sure your dog is not eating grass that you are not confident is chemical-free.

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answered 2017-10-25 18:24:43 -0500

Vets have noted that dogs eating grass is not really a bad thing. Some dogs eat it to help soothe an upset stomach and it could also provide some nutrients that the dog might be missing in their diet. Some dogs end up throwing it up after they eat but that could because of its different texture as it goes down to their stomach or if they quickly eat a large quantity of it.

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