Why do cats and dogs eat grass?
While dogs are considered omnivores and cats carnivores, both are able to digest plants and utilize theirnutrients. 1 theory suggests that dogs and cats used to get greens in the wild when hunting smallergrass - 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 percent certified organic Pet Greens® Live PetGrass®. You may choose to grow your own with Pet Greens® Garden self - grow wheat grass kits, orpurchase conveniently packaged Pet Greens® Treats made with organic wheat grass.
Why is wheat grass good for pets?
Wheat grass is packed with chlorophyll, carotene, antioxidant vitamins and minerals and othernutrients know to support development of healthy blood and muscle tissue. Wheat grass provides a safealternative to potentially harmful household plants and chemically - treated outside grasses. According to areport by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), eating small amounts ofplants or grass is normal for cats, and as many as 1 in 3 housecats regularly munches on veggies.This powerful leafy green adds valuable fiber to help support healthy digestion. Wheat grass is commonlyused as a healthy dietary addition for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and other small animals.
Does wheat grass contain wheat gluten?
No. Wheat grass is a leafy green vegetable harvested before it developsthe gluten - forming grain.
Do I need to monitor how much wheat grass my pet consumes?
Pets love wheat grass and may devour it quickly, but they should only ingest a small amount of thisnutrient-rich treat at a time. Rabbits, guinea pigs, or other smaller animals should be servedwheat grass in moderation. Give small clippings per serving or remove the wheat grass after a fewnibbles. Consult a veterinarian for advice on proper feeding amounts for each of your pets.
How can I introduce live wheat grass to my pets?
Many pets eat wheat grass straight from the container. However, some cats and dogs may not know howtasty these greens can be at first glance. If your cat or dog doesn’t take to wheat grass right away, trymisting it with water. Your cat or dog will lick the water and realize the greens are a tasty treat. If waterdoesn’t work, try adding clippings to your pet’s food. Pet Greens® Treats can also serve as a great way tointroduce pets to the delicious green nutrients found in wheat grass. Your veterinarian may have otherhelpful suggestions for introducing wheat grass to your pets.
Why do cats love catnip?
Catnip contains a natural substance, called Nepetalactone, which triggers a euphoric, mood enhancingresponse in the brain. For most cats, catnip also stimulates exercise. Studies have shown that a smallpercentage of cats may not react to catnip because they do not carry an inherited “catnip gene.” Thecatnip gene becomes active when a kitten is about 6 - 8 weeks old; however, most cats experience thegreatest benefits from catnip when they have matured to 9 months.
Is catnip safe?
Yes. Experts say that catnip is not at all toxic or addictive in any amount. Nepetalactone, the naturalsubstance found in catnip that triggers the euphoric response and /or increased activity, never actuallyenters the bloodstream, so there's no danger to your pet.