Pet Greens® Pet Grass Live®
Green-a-licious & Nutritious!
Cats :: Dogs :: Small Animals :: Birds :: Reptiles Wheat grass provides really awesome nutrition for your pets:
- :: High in protein (contains more protein than meat or eggs!)
- :: Valuable fiber to help support healthy digestion.
- :: One of the richest sources of chlorophyll on the planet!
- :: Add to that all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes
contained in wheat grass, and you’ve got one of the most perfect,
life-sustaining foods available!
Because our Pet Grass is so popular, we felt our devoted fans were ready to excite their discerning palates with our latest inspiration: House Blend Pet Grass! It’s a bold and spicy brew of oat grass, rye grass and barley grass – yum!
Pet Greens Live Pet Grass typically lasts about 2-3 weeks. Follow the
instructions below to maintain healthy growth and keep your Pet Grass fresh
and delicious for its full life-span. Pet Grass cannot be re-potted and should
be replaced on a regular basis.
Water your Pet Grass about twice a week. The best way to water your Pet Grass
is to place the container in a saucer and water it from the bottom. Make sure
the soil stays moist but do not let your Pet Grass stand in water.
Place your Pet Grass in a bright, well ventilated location. Avoid direct sunlight
and/or hot locations. A bright kitchen window is ideal! Pet Grass is considered
a leafy green. The best way to extend the life of your Pet Grass is to put the
container in the refrigerator at night.
Feed to your pet as a healthy reward or snack. Pet Grass can be fed to cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and small animals. Adjust the serving size according to the size of your pet. Reptiles and small animals should only be fed small amounts
of Pet Grass. Consult your veterinarian for more information about the proper
serving size for your pet.
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 percent certified organic Pet Greens® Live Pet
Grass®. You may choose to grow your own with Pet Greens® Garden self-grow wheat grass kits, or
purchase 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 other
nutrients know to support development of healthy blood and muscle tissue. Wheat grass provides 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 housecats regularly munches on veggies.
This powerful leafy green adds valuable fiber to help support healthy digestion. Wheat grass is commonly
used 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 develops the 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 this
nutrient-rich treat at a time. Rabbits, guinea pigs, or other smaller animals should be served
wheat grass in moderation. Give small clippings per serving or remove the wheat grass after a few
nibbles. 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 how
tasty these greens can be at first glance. If your cat or dog doesn’t take to wheat 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 wheat grass. Your veterinarian may have other
helpful 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 enhancing
response in the brain. For most cats, catnip also stimulates exercise. Studies have shown that a small
percentage of cats may not react to catnip because they do not carry an inherited “catnip gene.” The
catnip gene becomes active when a kitten is about 6 to 8 weeks old; however, most cats experience the
greatest 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 natural
substance found in catnip that triggers the euphoric response and /or increased activity, never actually
enters the bloodstream, so there’s no danger to your pet.