Since experts really do not know why dogs eat grass we can only guess. They all agree that there is really nothing wrong with dogs eating grass. Dogs usually know which kind of grass is totally harmless and pick the right one . The only thing they can’t determine is if the grass has been treated with a pesticide or fertilizer or something is in it like glass.
There are several reasons why dogs eat grass but here are the top 3:
- Relieve discomfort and pain associated with bloating or trapped wind. Grass has certain soothing qualities and can be considered a mild indigestion remedy.
- To vomit if they feel nauseous or need to remove a blockage in their digestive system.
- They enjoy the taste.
Dogs eating grass should not trigger you to panic as it may just be necessary remedy for the reasons above. However, if a dog eats grass constantly, you may want to consult your vet to find out if there are any problems.
So, if your dog likes to nibble on grass every once in a while, chances are there is nothing to worry about. But, if he munches on patches of grass obsessively and eats loads of the stuff all at once, this is probably to relieve pain and discomfort. Since he can’t tell you what’s wrong, the best thing is to get him examined by a vet as it could be an underlying health problem which needs to be addressed.