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Old 01-29-2019, 10:14 AM
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Dog eating grass

I have a 4 yo Boston Terrier and within the last 3 months he started eating grass. It wouldn’t happen often. He would get up in the morning and not be hungry. His stomach would be gurgling noises. He’d take his morning walk and first poo would be normal and then he’d eat grass. He wouldn’t vomit at all ever. He’s maybe vomited 5 times in 4 years. He’d go out a few times during the day to eat a little more grass. Pop the grass out etc. Come 3 or 4 oclock he’d be fine and ready to eat normally again. This would happen once every 4 weeks or so. Not a common occurrence. Within the last 2 weeks it’s happened three times. Other days in between he would be totally fine. Eats like a horse. Plays. Rests. Drinks. But those days he has to eat grass he’s resting most of the day but totally normal by late afternoon. He eats good food and treats. Never feed him crap. Anyone else have this happen? Anyone know what it is? Seeing a vet this afternoon just to check him out. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Just to add more. His weight has stayed the same. Poos regularly, pees regularly, eats regularly, no lethargy, no constipation, etc. on the good days. No lumps or bumps or bloating. Regularly has his flea and tick medicine. Regularly has his heartworm meds. Monthly.

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Try to increase the fibre in his diet when you see your dog eating grass as its a lack of fibre that causes it. My dog randomly eats grass on walks, & a bit of dry food seems to help. Also she was raised around pet guineas & rabbits that eat grass, so I think she thinks that is a normal thing to do.I read that some dogs do it if their tummies are feeling acidic or queasy/ empty to make them selves throw up, but mine like yours doesnt seem to throw up. Only occasionaly has she gagged from eating too much at once, but I sometimes see her picking strand by strand with her teeth & having a munch. She seems to enjoy it- maybe she was a horse in a past life or something ha ha ha.
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Your dog might be eating grass include improving digestion, treating intestinal worms, or fulfilling some unmet nutritional need, including the need for fiber. One published study reports on a miniature poodle that ate grass and then vomited every day for seven years. Three days after putting the dog on a high-fiber diet, the owner reported that the dog stopped eating grass entirely. And, of course, there is also the possibility that your dog simply likes the way grass tastes or feels.
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