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Why Does Your Dog Eat Grass? Here Is How You Can Prevent That

Your beloved dog clearly isn’t a cow, so you might be wondering when you see them eating grass. You might even give them medicine. Are they hungry?

Grass eating seems to be common among dogs and isn't as odd as some of the other eating practices puppies often engage in. 

Some people and veterinarians thinks that grass eating is a form of pica or eating strange items, sometimes caused by a diet deficiency. Many diet deficiencies are rooted in missing vitamins, nutrients, or minerals that are absent from daily intake. 

Feeding on grass can be an indication that your dog is attempting to relieve an upset stomach and some dogs do vomit immediately after eating it.

However, Dogs eat grass;

1. to add fibre to their diet.

2.to induce vomiting if they feel unwell as a distraction from boredom.

3. to fill a void in their nutrition.

4.It's safe to assume that some dogs simply enjoy the flavor and texture of grass.

Is it safe for my dog to eat grass?

For dogs that are always healthy and are on regular parasite prevention medication, eating grass is regarded to be safe. To maintain your grass grazing dog healthy, ensure that there are no herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers on the grass your dog feeds on.

How can I stop my dog from eating grass?

If your dog’s grass eating is bothering you, there are many things you can do to prevent your pet habit.

As mentioned before, your dog may suffer from a nutritional deficiency that is causing their upset stomach, so making improvements to their meal or eating habits can result into an impact on your dog's behavior over time.

Seek assistance from your vet to know what would be a good food to feed your dog to ensure you do not make their digestion problems worse.

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