Monday’s Misperception: “Dogs Eat Grass to Throw Up.”
Origin: This myth originates from people observing dogs eating grass, and then seeing the dog vomit later.
The Truth: There appear to be two distinct types of grass-eating behaviors in domestic dogs. Some dogs graze casually, taking only a few bites of grass at a time. Others chow down on grass vigorously and with a purpose. Dogs that really chow down on grass tend to vomit it (and other stomach contents) within a matter of minutes. Dogs that graze slowly usually do not throw up.
So, when your canine companion dines on the green blades of goodness, it does not necessarily mean that a he or she has an upset stomach.
However, it’s still important to consciously observe their behavior for any other health signs that may need attention.
Learn more about canine grass grazing here.