So if they aren’t eating grass to make themselves sick and/or feel better when they are sick, why are they doing it?
- Boredom: The answer may be boredom. Grass is edible, adbunant, and may even taste appetizing to your pooch. When offered alongside pet food or other treats, though, most dogs will ignore the grass.
- Improved digestion: There is also evidence to suggest that consuming grass may improve digestion, treat intestinal worms, or give dogs a boost of fiber.
Mental Condition “Pica”: Some dogs may eat grass because of an underlying mental condition called Pica. Pica is a condition that motivates dogs, cats, humans, and many other animals to eat things that are not typically edible. If your dog insists on eating grass and does seem to prefer it to anything else offered, it’s possible they are suffering from this condition. In this case, you will want to discuss the behavior with your vet and determine some possible treatment options.