Many dog owners notice that their dog might have a habit to eat grass. Some dogs eat more often than others. There are many reasons that dogs eat grass:
1. They just like the taste of grass
Some dogs eat grass because they enjoy it. If they crew the grass carefully, they might not get sick from it.
2. Hunger due to bad feeding
Do you feed your dog enough? Feeding your dog two times a day is recommended (3 small meals a day for puppy up to 6 months old). Avoid having food available all the time because they will think “food is no big deal”.
3. Eat grass to vomit
Dogs sometimes don’t feel well and eat grass to vomit. It can be unhealthy stomach or something stuck in their throat. Barely chew grass often translates to instant vomiting. If your dog vomit regularly, please contact your vet.
4. Lack of nutrients
Proper nutrition is need for dogs. Even if your dog is on a diet. Lack of nutrition can cause vomiting of clear, yellow fluid.
5. Diet – too many meats
Some dogs eat grass because they need some greens. You can give them some vegetables in the meal if they are willing to eat.
6. Dogs might eat grass to get your attention.
If you give your dog treats for not eating the grass, they might try to eat it to get attention.