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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass ? By :

  title={Why Do Dogs Eat Grass ? By :},
  author={Colleen Embersics},
Grass ingestion is one of the most commonly observed and misunderstood behaviors of dogs. Over the years, may theories have developed in attempts to explain this behavior. Most of these theories describe grass ingestion as a form of self-medication or dietary supplementation amongst dogs that are sick or have a nutrient deficiency. However, many dogs eat grass on a regular basis without ever showing clinical signs of illness. Could grass ingestion possibly be an early warning sign of an… Expand


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