Pet Myths Debunked

Get the facts straight to keep your pet safe.

By Leah Zerbe

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Debunking common pet misconceptionsMyth #9: Dogs eat grass because they like the way it tastes.

The reality: True, there are some breeds that like to graze from time to time, including Labradors, German shepherds, and golden retrievers. But as a general rule of thumb, eating grass means your pup is dealing with mild gastritis or esophageal reflux disease. "It would be like you and I popping a Tums," says Rubin. If your dog is chowing down on grass regularly, signs point to the need for a visit to the vet and possibly, a change in diet.

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