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Why do dogs eat grass?

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asked Nov 10, 2015 in Pets by Jacob Frank
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It is normal for a dog to eat a few green leaves on an occasional basis, but you need to be cautious if your dog is a chronic grass eater. There can be many reasons for such a behavior. Here are some of the major reasons as to why a dog eats grass.

1/ When your dog eats something that doesn't agree with their body, they would eat grass in order to induce vomit. If eating grass makes your dog vomit more than two times a week. you need to consult your veterinarian since there could be an underlying health issue.

2/ Nutritional deficiencies also can make your dog eat grass. Pets will intestinal diseases will not digest their food properly. These pets will have trouble in effectively absorbing minerals. Such dogs also can get used to grazing regularly.

3/ Some dogs develop behavioral issues such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) around grass. These dogs too will get used to grazing on a regular basis. If you notice such behavior of your dog, the best thing is to consult a veterinarian in your area.


References

http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/why-do-dogs-eat-grass

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/why-do-dogs-eat-grass


answered Nov 10, 2015 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)

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