When you take your dog for a walk, or let them out into the garden, do they go mad for grass and eat it? Wondering why they would eat it? Is it dangerous for the dog?

Why does my dog eat grass?

Don't worry, you aren't the only one whose dog does this. Nobody is 100% sure why dogs like to eat grass, except that it can be for all sorts of different reasons.


The pup may just be eating grass because it's bored. Are you giving it enough exercise? Do you notice that the dog eats it more often when you aren't playing or taking him/her on walks as much? Putting a proper exercise routine in place should help.

Tastes good

It's possible that your dog just finds the grass to be yummy! If you switch to high fibre dog food, people find that their dogs don't go for the green stuff as much. If you would like to try this out, make sure to talk to your vet before changing your dog's diet.

Upset stomach

Your pup could have an upset stomach. It is believes that when dogs eat grass it is used as a form of self medication. They may turn to it as relief if they are experiencing tummy problems, especially if the dog vomits afterwards. This is actually quite rare though. Less than 24 percent of dogs vomit after eating grass.

Not to worry

If you still aren't really sure why your dog tends to do this, don't panic. Most veterinarians actually call it normal dog behaviour and it is the most common plant to be eaten by dogs.

Have you ever seen your dog eating grass?

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