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Why do dogs eat grass?

Your dog is a formidable hunter and a close relative of the proven powerful carnivorous wolf. You are giving him the best quality nutrients possible; So why does he insist on eating grass?

While no one is exactly sure why dogs eat grass, experts in the field of pet intuition are pretty sure that this is normal dog behavior and absolutely no cause for concern.

eating grass

There are two primary types of grass eating in dogs. The first of these is the type of grass eating, where your dog chews the grass cheerfully and does not experience any unpleasant effects.

Some veterinarians suggest that dogs eat grass due to a nutrient deficiency; However, even dogs with a good, balanced diet eat grass. It's possible they just like the taste. It's like a salad for them. So, even if you feed your dog well, he may still want some grass!

instinctive behavior

The other type of grass eating is when the dog eats some grass and then vomits it up. This type of grass eating is thought to be a deliberate, instinctive attempt to induce vomiting after the dog has swallowed something that irritates him.

Dogs who eat to induce vomiting often swallow the grass as quickly as possible, chewing it as little as possible. Long, unchewed pieces of grass are thought to tickle their throats, causing a drying reaction.

If your dog vomits after eating grass and seems fine, attention should probably be paid to what's bothering him. If he continues to gag and cannot vomit, or if he continues to eat grass and continues to vomit, you should take your dog to the veterinarian.

Is it safe to eat?

With all grass eating behaviors, you should carefully examine the type of grass your dog is eating. Don't let them eat anything that has been treated with pesticides or fertilizers. Most lawn care products will state whether they are safe for pets.

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