Is it Safe for My Dog to Eat Grass?

Eating grass on occasion is not unhealthy for your dog. Most dogs will eat grass when their stomach is upset, unsettled or overly full.

Dogs Eat Grass to Induce Vomiting

Experts believe that something in the grass or the grass itself helps stimulate the sensitive nerve endings in the stomach to induce vomiting. It's a natural instinct for your dog to try to bring up the source of his discomfort. This ability to induce vomiting is very important in the wild and could save their life.

Keep Your Dog From Eating Poison

There's no reason to worry about your dog eating grass unless the grass has been treated with insecticides, herbicides or other poisonous chemicals. You should definitely keep your dog away from grass soon after chemicals have been applied since the chemicals can be dangerous if your dog eats them before the poison breaks down.

Dogs have been eating grass for thousands of years and there is no evidence at all that eating grass is bad or harmful to your dog.