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Why do my dogs eat grass?

We have four corgis. They stay in our back yard during the day most days and sleep inside at night. I have recently noticed them all eating grass. We have them on a good dog food so I can't understand why they are doing this? The food is Nutro. Please if anyone can tell me. Thanks

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momthruivf

Asked by momthruivf at 10:08 AM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Pets

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  • They eat grass when they have an upset stomach. It somehow soothes their stomach,and it's natural for them to eat grass when they are sick. Nothing to worry about. Just might want to keep them outside,cause chances are,they may puke it all up,to get their stomachs settled.
    stvmen88

    Answer by stvmen88 at 10:10 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • exactly what stvmen said!
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 10:13 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Here are some other reasons by a vet:

    http://www.examiner.com/x-801-Pet-Care-Examiner~y2009m7d15-Why-does-my-dog-eat-grass
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:17 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • My mom's dog eats grass just to eat grass.
    peppermintmocha

    Answer by peppermintmocha at 2:00 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • My dog eats grass just because he can even though he knows he's not supposed! LOL, I think he thinks he's part horse! If I have him on the leash, he won't do it. If he's off the leash, he tries to be sneaky about it. He'll grab a mouthful, turn and look at me, then hall a$$!

    Also, I hate to say it, but Nutro is NOT a good dog food.
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/04/nutro_foia03.html
    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/04/nutro_foia.html

    I don't know which formula you feed, but here are some of the reviews.
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=2356&cat=all
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=2354&cat=all
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=2353&cat=all
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/showproduct.php?product=1587&cat=all
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 2:49 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • I hope their stomachs are not upset! Can someone tell me what IS a good dog food. Does science diet register? We love our little guys thats why we have four!
    momthruivf

    Answer by momthruivf at 4:47 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • um i agree with the upset stomach part..i have four house dogs and it happens all the time especially to my rotty..i asked the vet and she said it was upset stomach and to give them a few table spoons of pepto bismol..cant hurt then they might not like it but it really works..my rotty sometiems her stomach sounds like she has eatten two cats and they are in her tummy fighting..so i know to give her pepto..good luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Science Diet is not a good food.  If you want to learn about dog food, check out these sites or do your own research.  You will be shocked!

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/
    http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?more=1&p=359
    http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Perhach/PetFood/Contents.htm

    This site has ratings of every dog food manufactured.  I personally wouldn't feed a brand that gets less than 4 (out of 6) stars.  Right now I'm feeding a 5 star food called Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream.  Most of the higher rated foods cost more than the "grocery store" brands, but you have to feed a LOT less.  TotW Pacific Stream costs $42.50 for 30lbs where I live. My 37lb dog only eats 1.75 cups/day and my 26lb dog only eats 2/3 cup/day!

    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ (put any brand name into the search or search by ratings to find out some of the good foods)
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 8:20 AM on Jul. 29, 2009

  • I feed my dogs Black Gold dog food. It's supposed to be pretty good. They still eat grass, however, just to eat grass. We have 5 dogs and they all stay inside (big dogs at that) and as soon as we go outside, they want to run around and eat grass. They have to eat their salad, too, I guess *laugh* No, really, sometimes they do throw it up, which I realize may mean that one had a sick tummy, but there are times they just seem to eat a mouthful just to do it. Maybe they like the taste?
    Mrs.Frazzle

    Answer by Mrs.Frazzle at 10:08 PM on Aug. 4, 2009

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