Thursday, August 4, 2011

Why is My Dog Eating Grass?

Unfortunately, dogs cannot go to the pharmacy to pick up something every time they need something to settle their upset stomachs. However, nature has provided them with an instinct to help them rid their bodies of indigestible materials, such as toy stuffing, a sock, or especially pieces of undigested rawhide. This behavior can also be found if the dog has ingested something toxic, or if there is an excess of mucus and bile because they are hungry. The extra roughage also may be needed if they have diarrhea or if they are constipated.

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Make sure your dog is fed enough, and that their food is of a higher quality than found in grocery stores. They may be lacking a certain nutrient.

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Dogs with an empty belly will often eat grass to relieve themselves of the discomfort of the mucus and bile build up in their empty stomach.

This behavior is normal for an otherwise healthy dog. If it is done to excess, take your dog to your veterinarian so they can check for a more serious medical problem, change of diet, nutritional supplement or perhaps an extra feeding per day.

If you see your dog eating grass, simply make sure they do not return to the house, until they have vomited outside! Be sure to check it out. It sounds gross, but you may get a clue as what is causing this behavior!

For dogs confined to condos or apartments or if you use chemicals on your lawn, provide them with wheat grass. It is available at many pet stores. Cats love it too!

Bottom line: Your dog often instinctively knows what is best for them. If medical reasons are eliminated, and your lawn is not chemically treated, let them eat grass. It's nature's way of helping them stay healthy.

Why is My Dog Eating Grass?

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