Should you let your dog eat grass? Dogs need roughage in their diets and grass is a good source of fiber. A lack of roughage affects the dog’s ability to digest food and pass stool, so grass may actually help their bodily functions run more smoothly.
What if your dog is eating grass? Dogs eating grass is actually quite common (it has been observed in wild dogs, too, and may be completely natural) and this form of pica does not usually cause too many problems. In fact, most veterinarians consider it a normal dog behavior.
Do dogs eat grass to settle their stomach? Most vets agree that eating grass probably helps soothe a dog’s upset stomach. An “upset stomach” usually means that stomach acids are building up.
Should I be concerned if my dog eats grass? Grass eating is normal dog behavior. Wild dogs like wolves and coyotes do it too. So if your dog gets enough greens in his diet and he looks like he’s feeling fine … he may just be in the mood to chew and bite. Grass satisfies that need.