Sunday, April 22, 2018

Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?

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Is your dog eating grass and then vomiting a few minutes later? Racing to get to the grass every day?
Some grazing on grass is natural but when pets are specifically looking for grass as if they need it, this can be a sign of an acid stomach. Many times pets reach for the grass as a way to make themselves vomit. Signs to watch for: eating large amounts of grass, frequent grass eating (e.g. pulling on walks to get to the grass) and vomiting after eating grass. These can be indications your pet has an upset tummy.
If you notice excessive grass eating or vomiting after eating grass, watch for other signs of digestive discomfort and contact your veterinarian.
Signs of Acid Stomach or Indigestion:
*rumbling noises after eating
*loose stool
*gas
*bad breath
*vomiting
*hunched over after meals
*vomits bile after not eating for long periods
Pets with acid stomach or digestive problems almost always need a change in diet. Pets with digestive problems are typically eating foods and treats that contain grains, food allergens and starchy carbohydrates (e.g chickpeas) that can be difficult for some pets to digest. Using gentle digestive remedies such as K9 Digestives Enzymes, Power Probiotic and tummy soothers such as Gastro ULC can give your pet fast relief.  Please click on the link to learn more and be sure to include your pet’s diet and treats on the order form at checkout. We will be happy to provide a diet suggestion for your pet on the packing slip that comes with the product directions.
There is not a "one size for all" diet that works for every pet but if you include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout, we will include a diet suggestion on the packing slip included with your product directions.