Turtlewoman - you gotta check out the most recent hub K9Keystrokes just completed. It's all about stomach upset in dogs - and why they eat grass and what to do about it.
Dogs are animals and they have their own ways of remedy. I heard that dogs are eating grass to clean their stomachs.
Eating small amounts of grass is normal dog behavior - they do it for the added roughage/fiber.
Eating a LOT of grass may be sign of a stomach complaint. If your dog is eating grass and then throwing up, then you probably have a problem and should call the vet.
When my dogs eat alot of grass, they are doing it because their stomach is upset, and they are trying to induce vomiting.
I always heard they do that when they have an upset stomach. My dogs ate grass on occasion. I do not believe it is harmful:)
No, it is not harmful. Experts do not know exactly why dogs eat grass. Sometimes they eat when they're nauseous, but most of the time they just eat it because they like it! Just avoid letting your dog eat grass that has been treated with chemicals.
There are various reasons your dog may be eating grass... The three most common are...
1) Your dog doesn't feel well and is trying to vomit in order to feel better.
2) Your dog is trying to improve its digestion..
3) Your dog is bored..
It's okay if your dog eats grass but if you suspect it's doing it because its bored you should try longer walks...
hope this helps..
Dogs and cats will often eat grass to settle an upset stomach. No, it isn't usually harmful unless they ingest large amounts or if the grass has been tainted (ie: with weed killer, pestisides, or oil from a lawn mower).
My understanding is that dogs eat grass when their tummy is upset.
It helps to calm an upset belly...and I think they also just enjoy it!
by Mel Flagg COA OSC 9 years ago
Why does my cat eat grass?My cat chews on grass when I take him outside (yes he walks on a leash!). I don't know if he swallows it or not. I usually pull him away before he has a chance to swallow it. Is he missing nutrients?
by Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago
Why do dogs eat grass?It seems that when Chipper has an upset tummy he will nibble on grass, I don't know if that is normal or not.
by LOT2DO 11 years ago
Why do some dogs eat grass?
by cmeinmo 12 years ago
my dog eats clover grass is this harmful?
by Sophia Hanak 5 years ago
Why does my dog eat grass?
by scoop 10 years ago
Why do dogs eat grass?Does it mean that they are sick when they eat grass?
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