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While we tend to think of dogs as carnivores, that's not entirely true. The website PetMD points out that for tens of thousands of years, dog ancestors devoured anything and everything that fulfilled their basic dietary requirements. Wild canines are known to eat fruits, berries, and other vegetables, and domestic dogs seek out the plant closest at hand; grass.
If the dog gulps down large amounts it might be as a natural remedy for an upset stomach; the grass blade tickles the throat and stomach lining and causes them to throw up. Normally, dogs nibble on grass and chew on it for while.
According to PetMD, grass contains essential nutrients a dog might crave. If a dog seems very interested in eating grass or houseplants, they recommend introducing natural herbs and cooked vegetables into their diet. The outside greenery can contain pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals coming from the household gardening or even the neighbor's yard work.
~ Maria Sadowski ~