As a dog owner, it might come as a surprise to see your dog eat grass but worry not as expects say that it is normal behaviour for dogs.
While no one including experts can completely be sure why our furry friends eat grass, scientists and pet specialists have formed conclusions on the matter, based on their expertise knowledge they hold.
According to PetMD, an online authority for all things pet health, dog’s may eat grass for the following reasons:
The grass eating behaviour is explained by some scientists as an instinctive behaviour that can be traced to their wolf ancestry, adds the above-mentioned hub. The hub continues to say that, “we know from research on wolves that 2-10% of their stomach contents may contain plant material. Wild canids (from the Canidae family, which includes wolves, jackals, foxes, and coyotes) also have been observed to eat grass.”
To Ease Boredom
According to the Spruce Pets, an information hub that offers training advice to help you to take care of your pets, some specialists believe that dogs sometimes eat grass because of boredom. This they add may be more common to dogs in their young ages who don’t get enough exercise.
At their young age, dogs like experimenting with things, this is mostly done using their mouth. Similar to kids who at young ages eat mud curious to know how it taste, your dog might also wonder how the grass taste and want to try it out, adds PetMD.