Why do dogs eat grass and should I stop them?

Dogs have a natural instinct to eat grass.

1. Natural instinct

One theory suggests that dogs eat grass to compensate for a lack of nutrients in their diet.

2. Nutritional Deficiency

Hay acts as a natural digestive aid for dogs. When they have an upset stomach or need to get something out.

3. Digestive Aid

Dogs may resort to eating grass out of boredom or to gain stimulation.

4. Behavioral boredom

Some dogs learn that eating grass elicits a reaction from their owners.

5. Attention-seeking

Hay can provide sensory stimulation to dogs.

6. Texture and Taste

Dogs explore their environment through sniffing, licking and tasting.

7. Exploration and Marking

Chewing grass can provide temporary relief for dogs with mouth discomfort.

8. Relief from mouth discomfort

Training techniques that discourage grass eating.

9. Aversion therapy

If you are concerned about your dog's grass eating habits then it is advisable to consult a veterinarian for proper diagnosis and guidance.

10. Professional Guidance