Why does my dog eat grass all the time? Is it harmful?

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  1. Turtlewoman profile image89
    Turtlewomanposted 12 years ago

    Why does my dog eat grass all the time? Is it harmful?

  2. cclitgirl profile image93
    cclitgirlposted 12 years ago

    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.  smile

  3. Dina Blaszczak profile image84
    Dina Blaszczakposted 12 years ago

    Dogs are animals and they have their own ways of remedy.  I heard that dogs are eating grass to clean their stomachs.

  4. jenniferrpovey profile image76
    jenniferrpoveyposted 12 years ago

    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.

  5. homesteadbound profile image80
    homesteadboundposted 12 years ago

    When my dogs eat alot of grass, they are doing it because their stomach is upset, and they are trying to induce vomiting.

  6. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 12 years ago

    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:)

  7. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 12 years ago

    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.

  8. BipolarBabe profile image61
    BipolarBabeposted 12 years ago

    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..

  9. Suzie ONeill profile image75
    Suzie ONeillposted 12 years ago

    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).

  10. profile image58
    consentinoposted 12 years ago

    My understanding is that dogs eat grass when their tummy is upset.


  11. ShepherdLover profile image66
    ShepherdLoverposted 12 years ago

    It helps to calm an upset belly...and I think they also just enjoy it!


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