My dog eats a lot of grass, wherefore?

Why does your dog eat grass

There can be different causes why your dog eats grass:

  • Does he eat it sometimes? Then it is more of a habit than cleansing his intestines.
  • Daily grass eating normally indicates the beginning of an inflammation of the stomach.
  • Does he eat grass in the morning and vomits on an empty stomach? Then this can be a matter of the stomach making too much stomach acid.
  • Is your dog grazing like a cow without vomiting afterwards? Then it can be a deficiency of fibres in his food.

Sometimes it is not clear why a dog eats grass. The best you can do is to avoid this behaviour. It can persist in complaints of stomach and intestines. Like sandpaper that polishes the mucosa of the stomach and intestines.

How to take care of the problem

  • You can give your dog something to eat late in the evening. This way the stomach is filled all night and the stomach acid cannot corrode the mucosa of the empty stomach.
  • Instead of two times a day, you can e.g. feed four times a day. And when you give dry kibble you can soak it 10 to 15 minutes in lukewarm water. Hereby you help your dog to digest his food.
  • To stimulate digestion you can add HOKAMIX to his food. Herbs stimulate the excretion of juices from stomach, intestines, gallbladder and pancreas. If your dog eats lots of grass because he has a deficiency of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, they will be supplemented with Hokamix.
  • You can give more fibre by adding boiled vegetables, green beans or tripe to the food.
  • It will do no harm to thoroughly worm your dog with a good wormer available from your veterinarian.

When the tips above do not lead to less grass eating, it can be necessary to go to your veterinarian for prescription of an antacid or a mucosa protector.

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