Monday Mischief: Grazin’ On The Grass

03 Apr

The temperature went from cold to hot in a moment. I didn’t bring water and all the dogs’ did was pant and eat grass on our long walk today. Maybe I have 3 sheep instead of 3 dogs. I wonder if the grass tasted cool and moist, quenching their thirst until we got home to the water.

In case you were wondering, eating grass is fine for dogs. In my review of veterinarian and journal articles, no one really knows (or agrees on) why they do it, but they all say that it is not harmful. Basically, it has no nutritional value (sort of like iceberg lettuce). There is speculation that dogs eat grass when their tummies are upset, which I know is true. Mine have always eaten grass when they want to barf (especially Sofie). But, I also think they like the taste. Squash had a particular onion grass that he preferred each spring on my neighbor’s corner, and I find that Louise enjoys the same grass when it comes up.

The cats like grass too. We actually grow it indoors in hopes they will leave the houseplants alone. It doesn’t keep them from eating everything else, but they have fun with it. I know that the houseplants make the cats barf, but interestingly enough, I don’t find the grass does. Go figure?

My only concern with grass eating is when people starting putting all those chemicals on their lawns (which I hate). I make sure to keep the dogs off those surfaces so that they don’t get chem-paws, and so they don’t ingest the pesticides and other things that are just plain deadly.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo


Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Dogs


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4 responses to “Monday Mischief: Grazin’ On The Grass

  1. The Island Cats

    April 3, 2017 at 17:43

    We wish we could get outside and chew some grass.

    • dogdaz

      April 3, 2017 at 19:35

      DogDaz cats are inside too

  2. tippysmom2

    April 5, 2017 at 09:07

    Tippy has been eating on the grass lately too. Maybe it’s a spring-time thing.

    • dogdaz

      April 5, 2017 at 11:44

      Yes, I think it must taste sweet.

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