Have you ever wondered why your dog eats grass?
Is he hungry? Maybe a vegetarian? Sick? Will eating grass hurt him?
This is a common occurrence with many of our pets.
ISs my dog a vegetarian? Why is/he she eating grass?
Why does my dog eat grass. Some experts theorize that dogs might turn to eating grass when they don’t feel good as a way to make themselves vomit. Evidence suggests that most dogs that eat grass aren’t unwell beforehand, or at least they don’t seem so. In fact, fewer than 10% of dogs seem to be sick before eating grass, according to their owners. And grass eating doesn’t usually lead to throwing up—less than 25% of dogs that eat grass vomiting
Should I stop my dog from eating grass?
Pica is defined as a disorder characterized by eating things that aren’t food. Sometimes pica indicates that your dog has some type of nutritional deficiency, though it is often simply a sign of boredom, especially when practiced by puppies and younger dogs.
It would be a good idea to check with a veterinarian before deciding that your dog’s eating habits are secondary to boredom. On the chance that your dog’s pica behavior is caused by a nutritional deficiency, switching to a better dog food, especially a high fiber variety, could help alleviate the problem.