CATS AND GRASS



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Cats love to eat grass if they get outside but inside they love to eat your houseplants. Besides not wanting your plants eaten, some are poisonous to your cat. Eating grass seems to be a natural thing for them to do however.

Some experts say they want to eat grass for nutrients in it like iron, amino and Vitamin E. Others say there is not nutritional value in grass for cats. The also say it’s indigestible for cats.

There are different theories but no clear answer it seems. Some theories are cats like the taste of grass or it might relieve a stomachache. Of course, the one everyone knows is the hairball theory. They eat it to get rid of hairballs by vomiting them up. If they feel sick, hairballs might be lodged in their intestines and eating grass gets the poisons out.

So what is the answer? Ask your vet's his opinion if they tend to eat a lot of grass maybe there is a health problem. Otherwise, if they want grass grow your own indoor garden for your cat.




You can purchase a grass kit from a pet supply store, plant nurseries. These kits are inexpensive - usually only around $3.00 to $6.00. Just be sure they are chemical free or organic seeds. If you have several pots growing your kitty will always have a supply waiting for him.

You could also buy your own seeds and start growing grass for your cat. Just be sure they are not treated seeds - get oats, wheat (not wheatgrass), bluegrass or fescue. Do not give them sorghum or sundangrass, which can cause.

"A cat will be your friend, but never your slave." Theohile Gautier

"Anyone who claims that a cat cannot give a dirty look either has never kept a cat or is singularly unobservant." Maurice Burton


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