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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

You’ve probably been told it’s something they do when they aren’t feeling great, generally because of something they’ve eaten, and they want to vomit in order to feel better. And that’s true. 

 

But did you know that they also eat grass when they’re bored?  Perhaps it really is your dog’s way of tactfully saying, “You’re being really tedious, my dear.” Or, “Can we try something new, old chap?” Actually vets do believe this, and suggest that dogs eat grass not only on account of boredom but also when they're anxious, stressed, or even just upset about something. Eating grass seems to calm them.  

 

More logically, though, they could be eating grass to add fibre to their diet, or because they’re missing something else, so see it as an indication that you might need to stimulate their diet. Have a look at what you’re feeding them, especially if and when you aren’t feeding them scientifically formulated (and reputable) brands of food.  Or try diversifying their food, by changing flavours or sprinkling some treats onto their usual fare.

 

The odd snack of grass is probably nothing to worry about, but if they continue for any noticeable length of time it could indicate it’s time to get your pooch to your vet.

 

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