Monday, November 23, 2009

Why does my dog (or cat) eat grass?

It all began when I was walking past this grass patch in the morning when I realised there was this cat eat and chewing onto the grass in front. I started to ponder and wonder why cats eat grass ? Are they too hungry? or too free ?
~Bigmouth

Question: Frequently Asked Question: Why does my dog (or cat) eat grass?
Why do pets eat grass? It may be normal, some pets seem to like the taste of grass. They not be feeling well and eat grass to vomit. Or they may vomit after eating grass. There are many theories about pets and grass, but if your pet exhibits an odd appetite (eating non-food items regularly, called pica), or regular vomiting, please contact your vet as soon as possible.



Answer: This is an age-old question, one that I have never really seen a clear cut answer to. I think there are many possibilities: they like the taste of grass, they are hungry, they are not feeling well and eating something to see if that helps (kind of like humans do sometimes!).
Grass is also part of a carnivore's diet -- usually consumed when they feed on smaller prey and consume the entire animal; including grassy stomach contents.

Most dogs do best with 2 or more small feedings a day rather than one large feeding. Cats optimally would feed several small meals throughout the day. Ideally, for both dogs and cats, food should be available at all times. This aids in weight control (food is no longer a "big deal" and helps maintain digestive health. This is not possible in many situations and busy lifestyles, but if possible, my preferred way to feed pets.

A commercial diet or well-prepared home diet should not be lacking in essential nutrients. If they have an empty stomach, bile may reflux (flow back up in to the stomach from the intestine) and this is irritating. This can cause vomiting of clear, yellow fluid.

Any time that your pet experiences lack of appetite, eating odd items (pica), or vomiting, it is always best to check with your vet. Gastrointestinal blockages are emergencies. Changes in appetite or vomiting can also indicate internal disease (kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, etc.), toxin ingestion, or infectious disease, just to name a few possibilities. Always best to check things out with your vet.


1 comment:

  1. Finding Legitimate High Yield Investing(High Return on Investment-Make Fast Money)
    Although high yield investing sounds like a lucrative way to trade, it involves greater risk. Due to the growing number of investment frauds associated with high yield investment programs (HYIP), many investors should shy away from these ventures.
    There are ways to find a legitimate high yield investments and avoid being victimized by HIYP scams.
    High Return on Investment-Make Fast Money Do you want to become millionaire in one day
    The Best Low Risk - High Return Investment I Made Several Millions Profit with Liberty reserve and perfectmoney money in paying hyips
    Make millions liberty reserve and perfectmoney in paying hyips fastest Real Investment
    Many people today feel like they don't have enough money in their lives. These days having only one stream of income isn't enough. People are always looking for more. Life is getting expensive. People want to be able to go out and do what they want, take vacations, have fun, and in general enjoy life. The problem is that they usually don't have enough money or time to enjoy these things. This is where E-Currency Investment comes in.Becoming a HYIP Investment expert is not easy, but it can be very profitable, you can be able to gain monthly interest as high as you will never find in any other investment opportunity! See more information at HYIP Investments.
    http://www.yahoomsngroup.com/
    http://www.makecurrencyonline.com/
    http://www.hyipfunding.com/
    http://www.libertyreserveforex.net/
    http://www.payinghyiponline.com
    If you've been having a hard time keeping up with your bills, you feel like you want more money, or you feel you need to grab a hold of your life, then I recommend checking out E-Currency Investment.
    First,You need to have one liberty reserve or perfectmoney account
    If you don't have liberty reserve or perfectmoney account, please sign up a free account
    https://www.libertyreserve.com/en/
    http://www.perfectmoney.com/
    Second, you need fund your liberty reserve or perfectmoney account. We recommend some good e-currency exchange sites for you
    http://www.ebuygold.com/
    I got paid and made serious profit from following hyips
    http://www.redtieforex.com/
    http://www.mountainmininginvestment.com/
    http://www.fastlibertyreserve.com/
    http://www.profitinparadise.net/
    http://www.seriousinvestorhome.com/
    http://www.libertyreserveinvestment.net/
    http://www.libertyreserveinvesting.com/
    http://www.richestinvestment.com/
    http://www.perfectlite.org/
    http://www.highreturnatinvestment.com/
    http://www.perpetuityincome.com/
    http://www.citrusfinance.net/
    http://www.vividfinance.net/
    http://www.sureprofits.net/
    http://www.gleenmanagement.com/
    http://www.workinglr.com/
    http://www.highreturninvestments.biz/

    ReplyDelete