Cat grass that is. Why do cats eat grass? Cats are carnivores. No one really knows for sure, although many theorize that eating grass aids digestion. A little grass may help a hairball move along the digestive track, or soothe a rumbly tummy. The juices in grass also contain folic acid, which is an essential vitamin for cats. Folic acid is found in mother’s milk.
So is it alright to let your cat eat grass? Well, yes and no. A little plant matter now and then won’t harm your cat, but many plants will. Most indoor plants are downright dangerous to cats. So keep your cat away from your plants. In fact it may be safer to opt not to have any plants indoors.
What about outside? Grass is grass, right? Because many grasses outside can contain fertilizer or pesticides, letting your cat munch on grass outside just isn’t safe. Instead, keep your cat happy and provide for your cat’s instinctive desire to snack on grass by growing your own.
It’s easy and inexpensive, and you can control what your cat eats and when. You’ll be getting organic, and great varieties like oats, barley, wheat and rye. Start slow, with just a couple minutes a day and see how your cat does. If your cat vomits after eating the grass, scale back. You can gradually increase the time and eventually should be able to leave the grass out on a sunny windowsill for a treat whenever your cat likes.
Inexpensive and fun, grass growing kits allow you to grow grass right at home for your cat. Your cat will love you for it.