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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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Is cat grass okay for cats to eat?

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.

Where can you buy cat grass?

You can purchase cat grass at Petco. :o)

How does cat grass help cats?

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.

Is cat grass safe for dogs?

Cat grass isn't poisonous but it will induce vomiting as will any kind of grass.

Does cat feces and urine kill your grass?

Yes, the acid from the cat urine will kill grass.

Do florist sell cat grass in a pot?

florist donot sell cat grass in a pot.

What age should a kitten start eating cat grass?

A kitten can have cat grass at any time; it is perfectly safe for all ages of cat and kitten. There is no set age a kitten should have cat grass, however.

How to get your cat to ingest the cat grass?

If you really want your cat to eat it then wrap the grass in something it likes to eat. Cheese usually works.

Where do you get cat grass?

Cats don't necessarily need special cat grass; cats like the grass that grows in your front yard just as much.

Is cat grass just normal grass?


Does cat grass help clean cats' teeth?

Yes, cat grass does help to clean your cats teeth.

Why would a cat eat dirt?

I've never seen a cat eat dirt but it might have been eating grass. Cats eat grass when they feel ill and it helps them be sick. Keep an eye on your cat after it has eaten grass.

Where can one find more information about cat grass?

There are many places where one can find more information about cat grass. One can find more information about cat grass at popular on the web sources such as Pet Co and Dave's Garden.

What plants are safe for a cat to eat?

Cat mint and grass.

Why is your cat eating grass?

cats eat grass when they dont feel well so they are able to throw up. This does not hurt a cat

How do you feed a cat - cat grass?

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 your 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.

Can guinea pigs eat cat grass?

yes, guinea pigs can eat cat grass. But don't feed them to much or they could get sick.

How much cat grass do you give your cat?

However much it wants. Cats rarely overeat on grass, and will just nibble at it when they feel the need.

How long will it take a cat to throw up after eating grass?

How long it takes a cat to throw up after eating grass can vary quite a bit, depending on things such as how much grass the cat ate and what else was in its stomach. In general, a cat will throw up anywhere from almost immediately to 5 or 10 minutes after eating grass, though that don't always throw up at all.

Can you eat cat grass?

Sure, it is a rye grass. If you eat bread you have eaten it.

Why does your cat bring dead grass home?

You cat must have been playing with it outside and brought it in . Maybe he/she likes to make a mess with DEAD grass .

Does a cat eat grass?

Yes, they do.

Can dog eat cat grass to?

Only if cow can eat horse grass as well.

Why does my cat throw up after chewing on grass?

Because Grass helps a cat or a dog settle their stomach and then they throw up to get rid of. Whatever made their stomachs upset.

How is a mouse like grass in a meadow?

Cattle eat it, get it? Cattle sounds like cat will eat it, so the cat will eat the mouse, cattle eat grass Ummmm.... It is one of many?