There are three reasons. 1. The most common is an upset stomach. They will eat a little to settle it or a lot to cause themselves to throw up. 2. They will eat it if they need a laxative. 3. If there isn't any water around they will eat it to keep from getting dehydrated.
yep when they dont feel good they like to eat it so they can throw up. so its good to let them eat it. If you see that your dog is eating it a lot and every day that might not be good i would take them to the vet but if its some times then no worries
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Former Veterinary Nurse - So your beloved dog is clearly acting like a cow and you are totally confused to why you just witnessed your dog eating grass. Is he hungry? Bored? or Sick? Rest assured that you?re not alone in your concern, especially if your dog is eating grass & being sick. The unsolved mystery deepens of why dogs eat grass. There have been a number of theories over the years as to why dogs eat grass and as yet, there is still not one meaningful explanation. I can say that I have witnessed a dog eating grass and accidentally getting a good nasal cleanse, as the thick blade of grass invades the nasal passage & explosively finds its way back out. Thou it is highly unlikely that the dog eating grass was intentionally cleaning out his nose! A dog eating grass does not have the ability to digest it, as they lack the enzymes needed to break it down. Thus, there is little nutritional value in it for them. One reason for a dog eating grass may be due to feeling ill. It is possible that dogs eat grass as a temporary solution for stomach upsets. Full Answer HERE >> http://www.all-greatquotes.com/allaboutpets/questions-about-dogs/why-are-my-dogs-eating-grass/#whydogeatgrass
Dogs and cats can . .maybe have worms. They eat grass like everyone else said to vomit. may also be something lacking in their diet?? Vomiting is a temorary relief. I would also watch if they drag their butt on the ground . .NO it's not because I wouldn't give the toilet paper because they don't care if their butt is clean (you still let them kiss you anyhow don't you? YUK. They drag because its irritating.to have worms. I would get de- wormer if I saw them do it a number of times. Can buy it at Wal-Mart
Dogs don't have the ability to gag themselves like u humans do, so they eat something that they know won't agree with their stomach, so that they can get what ever is stuck in their stomach out. Other wise, they are making themselves throw up.
Almost everybody knows the answer to this one ! However, I have seen a lot of ignorant people discipline their dog for eating grass thinking that the dog was just stupidly eating something in the grass ! Changing your dogs diet drastically can cause them to get upset stomachs.