Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Get All the Facts

  • Pica: In dogs, eating grass has been linked to a disorder called pica-the consumption of non-food items sometimes caused by a nutritional deficiency.
  • Lack of fiber: Dogs are actually omnivores, so their bodies still need sources of fiber. Studies show that putting a dog on a high-fiber diet can lead to your pup quitting grass for good.
  • Boredom: If you think your dog is eating grass out of boredom, they might just need more exercise and stimulation. Try a fun activity like fetch to pass the time or invest in some new chew toys.

Normal Dog Behavior

  • Eating grass can cause intestinal parasites that are easily picked up from animal droppings
  • Toxic chemicals found in herbicides and pesticides sprayed on your lawn could be harmful to your dog
  • Many common house and garden plants are toxic

Keep Your Grass Dog-Friendly

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