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Why does my dog eat grass?

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Every dog owner has noticed that their pet starts eating grass. Should you allow it? Why do they do it? Let's talk about these questions.

Many predators start eating grass in wild nature. And the dog is not an exclusion from this rule. Many owners think that their pet tries to restore the needed amount of vitamins and microelements in its body by eating grass. There is also an opinion that it is a way to clean teeth or remove bad breath.

Veterinarians do not really believe these theories. And our pets eat grass only when they need to remove and exceeding bile by causing vomiting. Grass also helps to remove heaviness, pressure, and discomfort in the stomach. Grass contains the needed water and cellulose. If the dog has constipation, it may also be actively engaged in eating grass.

Should I allow my pet eat grass?

Eating grass – is a natural instinct of every dog, but you have to remember that his instinct was applied to a clean wild nature, not our cities. So if you live in a big city, it would be a good idea not to allow your pet to eat grass there because it can be polluted. The air in the city may contain a lot of heavy metals and chemicals that could also be present on the grass. There is also a chance to get infected if the plant contains any particles of feces from an infected animal. There also may be worm eggs on the grass.

If you have seen your dog eating grass a couple of times, there is no reason to worry. But if this happens on a regular basis, it would be a good idea to visit the veterinarian.

And remember – you CAN allow your pet to eat grass, but only when you are completely sure that it is safe for your furry friend.

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