PRE-GROWN CAT GRASS FAQs
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.
The first (and most common) cause of yellowing also relates to watering: if you’re looking at limp, slightly brownish-around-the edges pale green or yellow blades, most likely the plant is getting too much water and heat and it’s simply rotting. Depending on the severity, you may be able to salvage the Cat Grass by setting it someplace it can get fresh, dry air to allow it to dry out. It’s worth a try, but it may be too late if the roots are rotted.
The second most common cause of yellowing is lack of light. If you’re seeing a bright yellow starting down by the roots, that’s the problem. This is commonly seen when you first open a shipment of the Cat Grass 3-Pack for Home Delivery. It is easily remedied by setting the pot(s) in bright but indirect sunlight for a few hours.
The third possibility is that your Cat Grass is reaching the end of its life and should be replaced.
Feed by hand as a fresh treat or sprinkle clippings on their food. Sometimes it can take a couple of days for your pet to catch on, so if they’re trying Cat Grass for the first time and seem unsure of how to approach it, try lightly spritzing the grass with water – often they will lick the water off the blades and then try a nibble. For veteran grass eaters, just place the pot in a favorite spot for the ultimate Pet Greens experience!
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).
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.
As a cereal grass sprout, Cat Grass contains many nutrients that lawn grass does not, and it is also much more tender and easy to digest. It is the healthier, cleaner and safer choice to remove the temptation your pet may feel to eat outdoor grass – which may have been sprayed with chemicals, and which a variety of animals may have peed or pooped on!
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.
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.
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.