What is Cat Grass?
Actually, it’s not “grass” as we usually think of it – it is the sprout of a wheatgrass seed – sort of like a bean sprout, but from wheat. You may already be familiar with its use in the health food industry and as a popular juice bar ingredient. As sprouts, cereal grasses generally remain viable for about two to three weeks before beginning to fade and lose their nutritional benefits.
Why does my pet crave grass?
Many experts believe that before animals were domesticated, greens were part of their daily diet, consumed from the digestive tract of the prey animals they hunted. Since most cats and other small pets live indoors these days, we can satisfy their cravings by bringing the outdoors in, supplying vital organic greens and providing a fun, fresh connection to Nature.
Does Cat Grass have nutritional benefits?
Cat grass provides excellent green nutrition for your pets: it is high in protein and one of the richest sources of chlorophyll on the planet! Wheatgrass is also rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Along with the many important nutrients found in Cat Grass, there is no better source of gentle fiber, which contributes to a healthy digestive system and can eliminate the need for petroleum-based hairball remedies.
Does Cat Grass contain wheat gluten?
Although it is sprouted from a wheat seed, Cat Grass contains NO WHEAT GLUTEN. Gluten is contained in the seed only; the wheatgrass sprouts, or grass blades, are gluten-free.
How much Cat Grass can I feed to my pet?
If your pet is not used to eating Cat Grass, it’s a really good idea to start them off with just a little bit at a time. One of the beneficial properties of Cat grass is the “digestive cleansing” that results from the fiber it contains. We highly recommend consulting with your veterinarian to determine the best amount to feed your particular pet(s).
Can dogs and other pets eat Cat Grass/wheatgrass?
Yes, many pets enjoy and benefit from Cat Grass in their diets, including dogs, birds, rabbits and reptiles, as well as hamsters and other small animals. We recommend checking with your veterinarian for the appropriate amount and feeding method for your particular pets.