Cat or Dog Eating Grass?

Have you ever wanted to ask Fido or Fluffy, “Are you a cow, or my pet? Some pet owners may be startled to see their cat or dog eating grass. Find out why pets might have this cow-like behavior!

Have you ever caught your pet eating grass, and wondered “What’s that about?”I have done this multiple times! I have seen my Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Joy, eat grass, but I figured it was because Labs will eat almost anything. However, then I saw my roommate’s cat eating grass. When I questioned my roommate about it, she simply replied with “Oh yeah, she does that all the time.” But, WHY?

One reason your animal may be nibbling on grass is that the grass contains nutrients that your pet is craving. This might happen especially if your furry friend is on a diet of commercial pet food. One way to fix this imbalance is to start incorporating natural herbs or cooked veggies into its diet. Talk to your vet about how to do this.

Another reason a pet may eat grass is to make itself vomit. If he’s gulping it down, rather than just nibbling on it, the grass tickles the throat and stomach lining. This in turn can make a dog physically sick. While this may be unsettling for pet owners, the grass itself does not harm your pet, and most experts agree that grass is okay for your furry companion to eat.

While nibbling on grass can be normal, watch to see if your pet is gulping down a lot of grass. This could be a sign of an underlying problem, and you should schedule an appointment with your vet.

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