Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?
Most of the canines eat grass sometimes and some do it more than often. Humans wonder what are the reasons for their canines doing this?
Dogs probably eat grass for a number of reasons
Grass eating can be a sign of boredom or just something a canine does to play or past time but there are also certain health related reasons attached to the same.
- Gastrointestinal (GI) upset — If left alone to choose canines that have an upset tummy will consume grass instinctively. They know that it will make them vomit. Grass eating helps trigger a certain bowel movement that helps them in times of discomfort and releasing the toxins from the body..
- To eliminate parasites in the intestine
- Fulfilling specific nutrient requirements
- Balancing the system – Canines have a knack to understand that they have to balance their internal system and grass contains fibre that helps dogs do that.
Grass has a good amount of fibre. It contains good levels of potassium and chlorophyll along with digestive enzymes.
Always keep your vet posted regarding the grass eating behaviour and the result of it, if the behaviour is taking place often
If your dog eats grass regularly which causes vomit then please do make an appointment with your veterinarian.
Experts recommend that adding probiotics and digestive enzymes can benefit dogs with “sensitive stomachs.”
Also, always make sure the grass your dog is nibbling on is free of any added agents like pesticides.
Hope this was a helpful read. Thank You