Why Dogs Eat Grass

Why your dog eats Grass

Dogs spend a lot of time eating grass. Have you ever wondered why? Although grass is a green plant that dogs have easy access to, it’s used for decorating lawns, not as a food source. Yet all dogs love to eat grass. Do they somehow know that the chlorophyll found in grass has a multitude of important health benefits? But the problem is, dogs can’t digest grass well enough to benefit from its chlorophyll. If they could open the fridge, would they pull out a bunch of broccoli or kale instead?

The Health Benefits of Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a green pigment found in just about all plants and algae. It’s an extremely important compound in photosynthesis, for it actually allows plants to absorb energy from light.

A marvelous and amazing fact is that the molecular structure of chlorophyll is almost identical to hemoglobin, which is found in red blood cells. Hemoglobin and chlorophyll are identical except for one atom. Hemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen to all your dog’s organs and cells. The hemoglobin in your dog’s blood has iron as the central molecule, while the chlorophyll in plants has magnesium as the central molecule.

When our dogs eat chlorophyll, they’re actually helping to build the health of their blood. That’s because the chlorophyll will help replenish their red blood cells.

Chlorophyll helps to cleanse all the cells of the body, fight infection, heal wounds, build the immune system and detoxify all systems, particularly the liver and the digestive system. It also promotes digestive health – which is why many dogs with acute digestive problems tend to go for the grass.

Many of our canine friends can also benefit from chlorophyll’s double action in both treating and preventing bad breath. Chlorophyll can eliminate odors in the mouth. It also improves digestion, the most likely cause of bad breath in dogs with healthy teeth and gums.

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Chlorophyll can increase oxygen utilization within your pet’s body. It also breaks down calcium oxalate stones in the bladder. Importantly, chlorophyll reduces the ability of carcinogens to bind with DNA in the liver and other organs.

aA study published in Carcinogenesis clearly shows that chlorophyll blocks procarcinogens, such as aflatoxins, that damage DNA. The Linus Pauling Institute’s Cancer Chemoprotection Program has indicated that natural chlorophylls in the diet offer cancer protection. Chlorophyll also binds to toxic heavy metals, eliminating them from the body before they cause organ damage such as kidney failure.

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