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    Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

    Should I Stop My Dog from Eating Grass? If So, How?

    If you suspect your dog is eating grass because he’s bored, it might be beneficial to be sure he’s getting enough exercise. Engage him in some fun activities. Try tossing a Frisbee or playing another interactive game with him, or buy him a sturdy chew toy to keep him occupied.

    On the chance that your dog’s pica behavior is caused by a nutritional deficiency, switching to a better dog food, especially a high-fiber variety, could help alleviate the problem.

    Although most experts agree that grazing itself isn’t harmful, one thing to keep in mind is that certain herbicides and pesticides used on lawns can be quite toxic, especially if ingested. Additionally, a number of common house and garden plants are toxic, which could lead to problems if your dog munches on them along with the lawn. To make sure the plants in and around the area where your dog is eating grass aren’t dangerous, check the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center web site, which maintains a list of toxic and non-toxic plants.

    WebMD Veterinary Reference

    Reviewed by Amy Flowers, DVM on 7/, 016
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