What's the deal with cats eating grass?
Have you ever asked yourself, Why do cats eat grass?
Well the short answer is, they need to clear undigested matter from their system, including hairballs, and they use the fiber in the grass to move the undigested particles through their body and expel them.
The benefits of grass.
There are plenty of benefits of cat grass even though grass is not an essential part of a cats diet, there are nutrients to be obtained. Here at The Cat Ladies we manufacture a special all organic US grown blend of seeds which contains organic wheat, oats, rye, flax and barley, all of which are an important source of vitamins: more specifically vitamins A, B, C, E and K. On top of that, our grass blend also contains essential minerals and nutrients like Calcium, Chlorophyll (a natural breath freshener), Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, and Pantothenic Acid.
Should I grow cat grass in my home?
With all the benefits grass has to offer for your cat it makes sense that you would have it in your home. Growing grass that you know is safe for consumption will help keep your cat from eating other plants that may be harmful or even poisonous, like toxic houseplants or pesticide ridden grass. If you find your cat nipping away at your house plants this is a perfect solution. Let your cat enjoy a safe and healthy snack by growing it organically. Cat grass is a perfect gift for you and your cat!
So why do cats eat grass?
- Aids in digestion and relieves upset tummy
- Helps prevent hairballs and acts as a hairball remedy
- Provides essential vitamins, minerals and fiber
- Helps relieve anxiety
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Note: If your cat consumes grass or other plant matter (indoor or outdoor) that has been treated with pesticides or herbicides and/or is naturally toxic to animals, it's important to seek medical attention right away.