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Cat Oat Grass and Cat Wheat Grass are cereal grasses. The oat grass is widely cultivated for its edible seeds. Our popular breakfast oat cereals and wheat cereals are made from the seeds of these plants! The wheat grass is also widely cultivated for its commercially important grain. Athletes and other health conscious people have made juicing the wheat grass very popular. They drink the wheat juice for its high concentrated levels of vitamins and minerals. However, there is yet no scientific proof that a cat is capable of extracting nutrients from ingesting plants, while there is extensive proof that they are purely carnivorous and derive all of their necessary vitamins from eating meat.
When the oat seed or wheat seed is planted it produces beautiful, healthy green blades rich in chlorophyll (a natural breath freshener), antioxidants (helps fights cancer), vitamins, minerals and amino acids. While this may be healthy for humans, it is not known or proven whether it has any benefit for cats. It is also known that certain plant products can be very harmful to cats; in the case of cat grass, it may be better for a cat to avoid eating mature cat grass, because the oats it produces can damage their digestive tract. Immature cat grass seems to pose no harmful effects.
Among the possible explanations for why cats enjoy eating grass, here are a few that are commonly postulated, but as yet unproven (except perhaps for the fourth one):
1.) Aids in a healthy digestion, and helps move hairballs along. Instead of coughing up the hairball, the hairball is more likely to be passed through your cat's digestive system.
2.) Great source of fiber (roughage) in your cat's diet.
3.) Contains chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is a natural substance that makes grass green and acts as a natural breath freshener for your cat.
4.) Cat Oat Grass and Cat Wheat Grass taste great to your cat.
Best of all, Cat Grass Seeds are very easy to grow.
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Timothy-grass and Cats I wouldn't think so. No. Timothy-grass (Phleum pratense) is actually considered good fodder for horses. It doesn't present any hazards for c…ats.
Yes, but cats only eat grass in order to help them vomit and clean out their stomach. Cats are carnivores, so grass provides them with nothing nutrition-wise.
yes cats do eat grass, it actually helps their digestive system
Because your cat is trying to empty its digestive system. Another way to empty out stomach. Answer improvement: Dogs and cats will eat grass when their stomach is feeling i…nflammed and they are experiencing a bout of gastritis. Usually is not a concern but sometimes a gastritis may develop into something more serious such as the inflammation spreading down the rest of the digestive tract.
Any age from when they can see and walk to the end
Cat grass is ingested when the cat has a upset stomach, or otherwise feels it needs to cleanse the stomach. Cats will eat grass to help them vomit up anything that is in their… stomach and causing them discomfort. Cat grass does not offer any nutrition to a cat.
YES!!! most def But they shouldn't eat very much of it. It could give them diahrea.
You pull it out
You can purchase cat grass at Petco. :o)
If you really want your cat to eat it then wrap the grass in something it likes to eat. Cheese usually works.
However much it wants. Cats rarely overeat on grass, and will just nibble at it when they feel the need.
Yes. it is called cat grass for that very reason. it helps them digest foods easier and if they vomit don't worry, that's good for the cat. cat grass helps their stomach. …Cat grass is good for cats.
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Cats don't necessarily need special cat grass; cats like the grass that grows in your front yard just as much.
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Go to a pet store and get some cat grass, then put it in an open pot and set it someplace where your cat would normally visit (not like its bed or anything like that). Find yo…ur cat and call it over, and let it approach the plant by itself. As soon as the cat is captivated by it, quietly leave and watch from a distance. The cat will usually rub on it, then eat it. If not, then try other brands of grass.