Many things that our furry and feathered friends do perplex home and pet owners alike. Among the most puzzling, though, is the grass-eating habit of many cats and dogs. Why do they eat grass? Can it hurt them?
We’ll talk about it in this issue.
Much like the well-known book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” there are some big differences between cats and dogs. While both do have a habit of dining on your lawn, they do it for different reasons.
When your cat is eating your grass, it’s doing so for a specific reason. According to cat experts, there are three main reasons for cats eating grass.
The prevailing reason for dogs eating grass boils down to the fact that dogs are omnivores (they’re meat and plant eaters), so eating grass is almost instinct. Other reasons include your dog simply being bored (it’s been proven that dogs will chew things when they need something to do), and the possible missing of a key ingredient in their diet.
As long as there are no pesticides or toxins on the grass itself, your pet should be just fine.
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