Dog Takes Herbal Remedy For Upset Stomach, Eats Grass
SAN MATEO, CA – Afflicted with an upset stomach, neighborhood dog Ruth Bader Ginsbark opted for an herbal treatment, i.e. 300 milligrams of grass from her owner’s back yard.
“Western medicine focuses too much on the symptom,” Ginsbark told reporters, “I wanted a holistic treatment plan, so I ate some ragweed from the patch next to the marigolds.”
While there is no empirical evidence to support grass’s medicinal properties, grass has been an accepted nausea treatment in the dog community for hundreds of years. Ginsbark’s owner, Rose Lang, was skeptical.
“This happens every time,” Lang commented, “She eats grass all afternoon, and the next morning I find a pile of green mush on the couch.”
At press time, the cause of Ginsbark’s illness remains unknown. Experts have ruled out any dietary causes, as Ginsbark adheres to a perfectly normal dog diet of kibble, bits, dog treats, Lang’s garbage, a pizza crust from the sidewalk, cat litter, and whatever that brown thing was.
Article by Nat Roberts - @GnatRoberts