Cat Grass – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know!
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Yes, cats are carnivores, they love their meat. Especially a freshly killed little critter they just caught behind your house (without you even knowing it most likely). After all, they’re natural hunters.
But that doesn’t mean your cat won’t eat a little green now and then. Usually grass.
It’s natural that cats eat grass, so if yours is chomping the greens, don’t get alarmed. It’s nature’s way of removing something that your cat isn’t happy with and might be giving them a tummy ache.
Cat grass is a pet owner’s gift to your feline. It’s 100% organic and better than simple lawn grass.
If you’re worried about what plants are poisonous to a cat, check out this article.
So what is cat grass?
When we are using the term “cat grass” we mean grass that is specifically grown in order to feed to your cat. Cat salad, pet grass, kitty grass, or whatever you want to call it, is a mix of more beneficial seeds that can be grown for your pet.
Most cat grass mixes contain seeds of wheat, oats, rye, barley and flax. The organic grass seed is easy to row right in your home or can even be planted outside.
If your cat likes to eat your houseplants, then add a pot of indoor grass and watch your kitty devour the grass rather than your prized spider plant!
There are many different houseplants that are toxic and can really harm your pur machine. So it really is important that you try to stop your cats from ever eating your houseplants. It isn’t good for either of you 🙂
And wheatgrass for cats is a simple, affordable and can even be a fun way of giving your cats what they need. A simple organic way of letting your them deal with their furballs or any other stomach problems that can be solved with your cat purging the problem from its system.
Is cat grass good for cats?
In a short answer, yes. It’s very beneficial.
Cats need a way to pass hairballs or other undigested food from their systems. And eating grass, any grass is the completely natural way cats go about purging themselves in the wild.
Using grass that you grow yourself is just controlling what your kitty is putting into their stomachs.
How to grow cat grass?
The easiest way to grow your own pet grass is to buy some cat grass seeds. There are premade kits available on Amazon that are very affordable.
The great part of grabbing a kit is that everything is included.
Just add water.
They also come in some really cute containers!
But you can of course use any container you want. Or just throw the seed in a little patch outside if your cats goes out frequently. Just look for a place they often visit.
Why Grow My Own Pet Grass?
Growing your own grass from seed is healthier for you and your cat than the already sprouting options you see at most pet stores.
Pet store plants usually sit a while and so the grass may not have much life left in them.
Plus parasites and bugs love to live in their soil. And if just one plant has a problem, all of their plants will also be affected. Not what you want to be bringing home.
Also due to poor maintenance of the plants, bad light and often over watering can induce mold on the plants. A health risk for you and your pet.
And due to how simple and cheap it is just to grow your own, I feel it is a much better option than the store bought plants.
Cat Grass Kits and Seeds
This all in one cat grass kit is completely organic and easy to use.
Perfect for indoor cats that don’t have access to fresh green grass, and owner’s who want to pamper their pet and give them the option of freshly grown organic cat grass.
What I really like about this product is that you can “customize” it to suit your needs.
It can become a scratching place for your kitty, or even a toy.
This kit is also a great alternative to potentially poisonous houseplants and chemically treated lawns.
And you can just use a refill rather than buying the entire kit again.
And give your pet the alternative of eating your potentially toxic houseplants!
This kit has seeds for oats, wheat, rye and barley. So your feline is getting a good mix of trace elements and vitamins along with the digestive care they need.
And the seeds are 100% organic. Safe for cats & dogs!
This planter is quick growing. The seedlings will begin to sprout in 4 to 6 days.
And what I really like is that it comes in a nice wide wooden box. So you don’t need to worry about tip overs while your cat is munching away.
And the box is reusable. There are actually little plastic trays that you can even just get refills for.
Each refill is good for 3 to 6 weeks of growing.
Made in the USA!
Cat Grass Seed
If you already have a planter that you plan on using, or you want to grow your seeds outdoors, you don’t need to buy a kit of any kind.
It’s cheaper to just buy a bag of cat grass seed. Below are the best options that are all 100% organic and grown here in America.
And these top picks are NON GMO – that means no playing with the plants DNA. So non GMO seeds are safer for your cats.
These seeds are my number one choice if you want to grow seeds from scratch and you have your own soil and container.
These easy to grow “Organic N/C Jerry Oats” seeds sprout in a few days and last 4 to 6 weeks. They are also certified organic.
Great for your cat’s health or even a hamster. These seeds can be used for just about any pet.
Plant indoors or out.
After your cat is done munching away on this, you will need to reseed. These will last several weeks depending on how much your cat eats.
Right now these are under $10 for a 5 ounce bag that should last you a long time.
So go ahead and start growing your own pet grass. It’s fun, easy and cheap! What could be better?