Why do cats and dogs eat grass?
While dogs are considered omnivores and cats carnivores, both are able to digest plants and utilize their nutrients. One theory suggests that dogs and cats used to get greens in the wild when hunting smaller grass-eating prey, but lack this green nutrition in domesticated diets. To satisfy their attraction to greens, cats and dogs may be tempted to eat harmful houseplants or chemically-treated outside grasses. A safer, healthier solution is a container of fresh, nutritious, 100% certified organic Pet Greens® Pet Grass®. You may choose to grow your own with Pet Greens® Garden or Medley self-grow Pet Grass kits, or purchase conveniently packaged Pet Greens® Treats made with wheatgrass and other healthy greens.
Why is Pet Grass good for pets?
Wheatgrass (and other cereal grasses like oat, rye and barley) is packed with chlorophyll, carotene, antioxidant vitamins and minerals and other nutrients know to support development of healthy blood and muscle tissue. Cereal grasses provide a safe alternative to potentially harmful household plants and chemically-treated outside grasses. According to a report by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), eating small amounts of plants or grass is normal for cats, and as many as one in three house cats regularly munches on veggies. This powerful leafy green adds valuable fiber to help support healthy digestion. Wheatgrass is commonly used as a healthy dietary addition for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and other small animals.
Does Pet Grass contain wheat gluten?
No. Pet Grass is a leafy green vegetable harvested before it develops the gluten forming grain.
Do I need to monitor how much Pet Grass my pet consumes?
Pets love Pet Grass and may devour it quickly, but they should only ingest a small amount of this nutrient-rich treat at a time. Rabbits, guinea pigs, or other smaller animals should be served Pet Grass in moderation. Give small clippings per serving or remove the grass after a few nibbles. Consult a veterinarian for advice on proper feeding amounts for each of your pets.
How can I introduce live Pet Grass to my pets?
Many pets eat Pet Grass without hesitation. However, some cats and dogs may not know how tasty these greens can be at first glance. If your cat or dog doesn’t take to Pet Grass right away, try misting it with water. Your cat or dog will lick the water and realize the greens are a tasty treat. If water doesn’t work, try adding clippings to your pet’s food. Pet Greens® Treats can also serve as a great way to introduce pets to the delicious green nutrients found in Pet Grass.