Wheatgrass for Dogs

Wheatgrass is packed with vitamins.

Wheatgrass is a nutrient-dense type of plant in the wheat family. It is purported to have many health benefits and contains a large range of vitamins, amino acids, chlorophyll, fiber, and enzymes. Many people also love giving wheatgrass to their dogs, but they may wonder if it's safe to do so. There are no known toxicities or problems associated with giving wheatgrass to dogs. In fact, there are some possible benefits to sharing it with your canine pal.

Potential Nutritional Benefits of Wheatgrass for Dogs

Below are some of the many health benefits that consuming wheatgrass may offer to your dog:

Additional Wheatgrass Benefits for Dogs

Have you ever seen your dog eating the grass in your lawn? It's a common canine behavior, and there may be more than one reason for them to engage in it. But eating grass outside can be dangerous for dogs because lawns are often treated with fertilizers and insecticides. It's also possible that your dog could ingest parasite eggs deposited on the grass when another dog previously used it as a place to defecate.

Giving your dog wheatgrass that you grow inside is safer than letting him eat grass outside. In fact, it may satisfy his urge to munch on grass so that he no longer tries to eat the lawn. And, when you've grown it yourself, you'll know that there isn't anything on it that may be harmful to him.

Ways to Feed Wheatgrass to Your Dog

As with all human supplements, we don't suggest you give human wheatgrass supplements to your dog. They might contain other ingredients or be too potent. Here are some great ways to give wheatgrass to your dog:

As you can see, giving your dog wheatgrass regularly may provide important health benefits as well being a positive enrichment activity.

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