Cereal grasses provides really awesome nutrition for your pets:
Cats :: Dogs :: Small Animals :: Birds :: Reptiles
- 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 cereal grasses, and you’ve got one of the most perfect, life-sustaining foods available!
Because our original Pet Greens® live wheatgrass (also known as cat grass) is so popular, we felt our devoted fans were ready to excite their discerning palates with our latest inspiration: Pet Greens® Oat, Rye and Barley Blend! It’s a spicy new taste with the same nutritional value as our original wheatgrass!
Pet Grass® live cat grass typically lasts about 2-3 weeks. Follow the instructions below to maintain healthy growth and keep your cat grass fresh and delicious for its full life-span. Cat grass cannot be re-potted and should be replaced on a regular basis.
Watering: Water your Cat Grass about twice a week. The best way to water your Cat 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 Cat Grass stand in water for more than an hour.
Light and Ventilation: Place your Cat Grass in a bright, well ventilated location. Avoid direct sunlight and/or hot locations. A bright kitchen window is ideal! Cat Grass is considered a leafy green. The best way to extend the life of your Cat Grass is to put the container in the refrigerator at night.
Feeding: Feed to your pet as a healthy reward or snack. Cat 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 cat grass. Cat grass can be eaten directly out of the pot or clipped and added to food. 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® Pet Grass®. You may choose to grow your own with Pet Greens® Garden self-grow wheatgrass kits, or purchase conveniently packaged Pet Greens® Treats made with organic wheatgrass.
Why is wheatgrass good for pets?
Wheatgrass is packed with chlorophyll, carotene, antioxidant vitamins and minerals and other nutrients know to support development of healthy blood and muscle tissue. Wheatgrass 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 house cats regularly munches on veggies. This powerful leafy green adds valuable fiber to help support healthy digestion. Wheatgrass is commonly used as a healthy dietary addition for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and other small animals.
Does wheat grass contain wheat gluten?
No. Wheatgrass 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 wheatgrass 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 wheatgrass in moderation. Give small clippings per serving or remove the 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 wheatgrass without hesitation. 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 wheatgrass 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 wheatgrass.