Why do dogs eat grass?
Why do dogs love to eat grass? They eat grass for many reasons, some dogs do it on a regular basis. Experts believe it is something you should not worry about. So why do dogs gobble up grass?
Scavenger’s that they are:
Dogs are scavenger animals. They can eat just about anything, unlike cats which are strict Carnivores dogs are a kind of omnivore. For thousands of years dogs have been opportunistic scavengers which would eat everything and anything as long as it fulfilled its basic dietary requirements.
Your dog today is not like its ancestors, where it had to completely devour its prey. Through evolution and domestication our dogs tend to eat a little of everything. This includes grass, berries, and leaves.
Even though your dog may eat grass for nutrition, it does not explain why he tends to throw up afterwords.
If there tummy is grumbling:
When a dog’s tummy is gassy or upset, they will find natural remedies to help alleviate their discomfort. The grass blades can tickle the throat and stomach lining, which can induce vomiting.
A dog that is not well may gulp up a large amount of grass and through up after. Some dogs need roughage and they use the grass cause it is most palpable for them. There are many reasons but experts just do not know for sure on why dogs eat grass. We have more information on this through Pet M.D..
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