This seems like a question as old as time for pet owners. Why do dogs eat grass? There are a variety of reasons that your pup may be chowing down on the lawn, and none of them are too big of a concern unless you see accompanying behavior that would indicate otherwise such as excessive vomiting, or diarrhea.
If your dog eats grass, you shouldn't worry. Unless the dog's behavior changes and they appear sick or are struggling with vomiting and diarrhea, there isn't a reason to worry. You should, however, make sure the herbicides or pesticides used on your lawn aren't harmful to dogs. If your dog is eating other plants in your yard, that could be cause for concern as there are varieties of plants that are harmful to dogs.
If you believe your dog is sick or if they have ingested a harmful plant or substance such as pesticide or weed killer, contact Cimarron Animal Hospital. Our team can help you determine if your pet should be examined.
Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28
Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.
Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.
We are here for you and your family, and thank you for your patience and understanding.