Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? [Video]

Every week, people write LawnStarter asking for advice on a variety of lawn care related topics. Some folks even send in some questions outside our area of expertise. We’re here to help, so those get answered as well…

Coke or Pepsi?

How do you let someone down easy?

Why do dogs eat grass?

Hi everybody, let’s jump right in to our mail bag and see what awaits us. Lucy from Biloxi, Miss., says, “Dear Aaron, Coke or Pepsi?” Well, it really depends on what I’m eating. Hot foods, I tend to like Coca-Cola. Nothing goes better with a can of beef ravioli than a can of Coca-Cola. That’s a fact. Cold stuff, I like Pepsi. It’s a little spicier. You get a big bowl of cereal, little can of Pepsi, heats it up. It’s a nice balance. I need to rethink some life choices. Kaylynn from Hot Springs, Ark., writes in, “Dear Aaron, there’s a boy at school who likes me but I don’t like him. What should I tell him?”. Tell him the truth. Nothing hurts worse than being dragged along…other than like a broken limb. Just tell him the truth. Lastly, Karen of Columbus, Ohio, writes in, “Dear Aaron, why do dogs eat grass?”. That’s a great question, Karen, and one we hear all the time, surprisingly. Now I’m not a veterinarian, so I suggest you consult a professional if there’s any medical emergency with your pets at all. Dogs eating grass dates back to very primitive times and today’s dogs eat grass for a variety of reasons; whether they’re trying to correct a nutritional deficiency, like fiber, or whether they just like the taste or texture of it. Unless you start seeing some bad signs from your dog, you should be OK. Either way, if you’re really concerned, please consult a veterinarian. Thank you so much for tuning in. That’s all the time we have for today. If you have a question you’d like answered, please email us at advice@lawnstarter.com or tweet at us at twitter.com/lawnstarter. Thanks for watching, we’ll see you next week.

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Aaron Brooks