What is cat grass? That’s simple- grass for your cat (mind blowing, right)?! It may sound silly but if you have an indoor cat it may be vital. Wild animals, especially cats, love nature and all that comes with it including grass. Most felines even consume it. If you have an indoor cat odds are it does not come in contact with many earthly things, grass being included in that bunch. This can be quite troubling and here is why! Grass acts as a natural laxative for your cat. In the wild, cats would eat grass after catching prey and in return they would puke up any bits that were not necessary nutrients. Obviously your indoor cat is not catching their food but it still can help them puke up hair balls and acts as a form on fiber. Grass contains chlorophyll, which was used as a pain remedy before modern antibiotics and it also contains a folic acid that can help blood circulate better in the cats system.
Intriguing right?! If you want to give cat grass a try and grow your own follow these simple steps!
• Before sprouting, seeds should be kept damp but never soaked. Once sprouts appear, use less water.
• Allow three to seven days for seeds to sprout.
• The grass will be ready for your cat to eat in 10 to 14 days after sprouting, or once it has reached a height of four inches, and will last one to three weeks.
• Continue to keep it in natural light and water daily with a spray bottle.
• Do not over water, as this causes mold.
• Allow your cat to eat directly from the container.
• When the grass starts to wilt or turn color, plant a new container.
Growing your own cat grass is actually safer for your little kitty because it is not being treated with chemicals or pesticides like some outside grass. Give it a try and let us know if your feline likes it!