All pet owners know that dogs need to be free from his leash from time to time to allow him to flex his muscles. The common ways to do this is to let your dog play in your yard or let him run in grass-carpeted parks. Even while you are careful enough to keep them within your sight, there are times when you have no choice but to let them be. For instance, another pet owner strikes a conversation with you or offers you food while you’re sitting on a bench. Chances are, you won’t be able to keep a hundred percent watch over your pooch. Before you know it, your dog will come returning with traces of grass on his mouth. This should sound your alarm bells. However, before you get all too panicky,
Why Your Dog Munches on Grass
The first thing to know is the reason behind this phenomenon of dogs tending to eat grass as though grass is food. Here are the common reasons:
- Grass tastes like heaven for your dog.
- Your dog’s stomach is upset and he thought eating grass will ease the discomfort.
- Your dog found something to munch on the grass but for lack of accuracy, ends up eating the grass instead of the food.
- Your dog feels like he is not receiving sufficient nutrients from his daily dose of food.
- He is bored eating his usual dog meals.
What to Do in Case your Dog Ends up Eating Grass:
- Know first which among the reasons listed above made your dog eat grass. If it’s because of boredom, then it’s time to get spend more time with your dog. Walk and play with him more often. Get him to do more physical activities.
- Pay attention to your meal plan for your dog. If the reason for your dog’s behavior is because of number 4 above, contemplate on changing your dog’s food. Also, consider investing on highly-proven, safe and effective food supplements for dogs.
- In all other cases and when you realized that you had just sprayed chemicals on the grass that your dog ate, call your vet immediately.