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Why do dogs eat grass?

Dogs eat grass for many reasons. However what ever the reason you need to make sure the grass your dog is eating¬†does’t contain any chemicals or pesticides.

 

  • Some dogs simply find it tasty
  • Fulfilling a nutritional need that the diet is lacking, such as fibre
  • A form of self-medication when your dog has a tummy upset, so uses grass as a relief to the symptoms
  • Improving digestion
  • Treating intestinal worms
  • Grass eating can be quite a normal behaviour as long as not excessive – keep in mind some lawns contains herbicides and pesticides
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