Why Is My Dog Eating Grass?

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Dogs Digestion System out of Balance

If your dog begins eating grass it could be related to her digestive system being off balance. The typical pet diet is rich in protein and Omega 6 fatty acids. The body naturally produces omega 6 fatty acids resulting in an overabundance of Omega 6. Omega 3 fatty acids offset omega 6 but the body cannot produce Omega 3. Therefore, the only way to get omega 3 is by taking supplements; that have a ratio 3 or 4 omega 3 to every 1 omega 6. Of all the substances available hemp seed oil has the highest ratio of Omega 3 to 6, 4/1.

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Balance Omega 3 and 6

When their digestive system has the right balance of omega 3 to 6 the system works better, it absorbs more nutrients from the food they eat and reduces gas, blotting, and upset stomach. It also boosts their immune system. Another important aspect to good digestion is the ratio of good and bad bacteria. The body produces both of these, however, as a result of their diet the number of bad bacteria increases.

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Prebiotic and Probiotics

This is now well understood because people have the same issue. This is why probiotics are now so popular with people who are health conscious. Probiotics are good bacteria that offset the bad bacteria, so when a person consumes a probiotic, they are adding good bacteria to their digestive system. What most people do not know is there is another way to offset the bad bacteria by using “prebiotics”.

How Does Prebiotic Works

Prebiotics work differently from probiotics in that prebiotics naturally increase the good bacteria you already present in the digestive system. It is far more effective than probiotics because it provides substantially more good bacteria. When the number of good bacteria is adequate to offset the bad bacteria, the stomach is more efficient at digestion which strengthens the immune system and relieves nausea which is most likely the reason dogs eat grass and vomit it up.

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How to Get Fiber?

They are seeking fiber that they are not getting in their diet. Flaxseed oil is the most abundant source of prebiotics. Now getting your pet to eat it is another problem but fortunately this issue has been solved by Happy Paws 4 life.

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How HP4L Helps?

HP4L has created a product that combines high quality full spectrum CBD and Omega rich oils including hemp seed oil, and fish oil, both rich in omega 3 fatty acids, with Flaxseed oil also rich in omega 3 and is the best prebiotic available. They also add flavors so that your pet will love to take it.

By Aaron Collins