Does your Dog eat Grass? Here is why?
While your dog is out on walks or in the yard, chances are that at some point you’ve noticed them eating grass. While this is a common behavior for canines it can baffle dog owners. Though in-depth studies on this behavior are lacking, there are a few good insights about dog eating grass.
Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
While there isn’t always a surefire explanation to why dogs eat grass, there are some plausible hypotheses, such as:
- Dogs are instinctual scavengers and will eat anything that smells palatable
- Grass eating can help induce vomiting for a dog with an upset stomach
- Grass makes up for dietary deficiencies like fiber
- Eating grass can help alleviate boredom
- Dogs enjoy the taste and texture of grass
How to Stop Your Dog from Eating Grass
When your dog eats grass it’s generally harmless, but if you’d prefer that your dog curtail their grazing behaviors, there are a few steps you can take:
Give your dog daily exercise – If indeed your dog is eating grass out of boredom, keeping them engaged with stimulating mental and physical exercise daily may be enough to keep them occupied so that they don’t eat grass.
If you’re concerned that your dog is eating too much grass, talk to your veterinarian.
Dogs can choose to eat some curious things outside of mealtime. So it’s important that what you put into your dog’s dish is complete and balanced for good health. With a personalized blend from Just Right, you can provide nutrition to meet your dog’s unique needs.