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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Hello sunshine, and goodbye apartment – North and I will be taking plenty of outdoor adventures as the weather's looking up for the weekend! Although my pup usually trots along happily beside me – except when greeting any and all passersby – there are times when he lays on the grass and tries to take a nibble.
Always up for a little education, I consulted my pals at PetMD to see what's up with his impromptu sidewalk salads. Since dogs are omnivores, they like a bit of the grassy stuff and can even use the blades of grass to soothe upset stomachs and add nutrients to diets. While most experts say this is OK, sometimes pups who eat a little too much . . . throw it back up afterward. In addition to adding veggies to your pets' diet to increase "good" roughage, see one more idea to up the greens when you


Since you never know what else is on that lawn you walk by, order up nutrient-packed wheatgrass seeds for your home. Simply plant in a decorative floor pot and let your furry friend take a nibble when he wants – what a sweetly eco-tastic touch for springtime!


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SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
I cant even get my dog to WALK in grass..Im assuming she doesnt like the feeling I dunno. She doesnt like walking on black top either only the white 'soft' concrete. She will actually stop and wait for you to pick her up!
CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
My dog grazes too. Now I have a patch backyard :P At least it grows back fast.
juicebox07 juicebox07 8 years
My dog ate grass a while back and then got sick. :(
Skinny1 Skinny1 8 years
I have planted seeds in one large pot especially for my dog, so when he wants to graze I give him this. That way I know it's safe!
karlorene karlorene 8 years
my dog grazes... hes like a cow haha
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
My parents' dog (my childhood dog) eats grass all the time. I always say we need to make him a salad. The pic looks just like my dad's dog. So cute!!!
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Haha, Zena doesn't eat the grass as much as rolls in it. It's the most hilarious thing to watch her do. I actually knew about this. They also eat grass because they love the texture of it, especially when it's a new shoot of grass with little drops of dew. I can't remember the article I was reading that said that but it was interesting.
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