Why Your Pet Eats Grass & What You Can Do About It

It's perfectly understandable that many pet owners worry when their pet dog or cat eats grass, only to throw up later. However, you really don't need to worry at all because grass is good for your pet. Their bodies need it and it's the way of nature. See animals like dogs and cats have been eating grass forever. There's even a grass names after dogs! It's called dog grass, quackweek or couch grass. Grass is like a pet purifier or a detox treatment. When your cat or dog eats grass, they're cleansing their insides. Eating grass will help them to clean out extra mucus, bile, parasites, etc. It gives a thorough cleaning to their bowels, which isimportant to your pet's health. Certain grasses called cereal grasses also provide your pet with enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. In addition, grass contains chlorophyll, which helps your pet with pain relief, healing infections, diseases, wounds and anemia before taking antibiotics. It's a good idea for you to grow grass specifically for your pet to eat. It helps with a variety of problems such as digestive problems, shedding, and even tumors. Feeding your pet grass that you grow means that your cat or dog will be much less likely to eat the grass outside. If you use pesticides or fertilizers then indoor grown grass is the best choice for your pet. You can also start a mini garden of barley or rye sprouts. These are better than wheat grass due to possible sensitivities to wheat that your pet may have. Growing sprouts is a little more complicated than grass, but it can easily be done inside your home. First you'll need to soak one cup of the grain (organic is preffered) in a quart of clean water for about 10 hours. Then you'll need to drain all the water and place the container on it's side in a warm place, but well away from sunlight. In 1 or 2 days you'll notice tiny roots sprouting from each grain. If they aren't there, then the grain is no good and you'll have to throw it away. Take a gardening tray covered in one inch of slightly moist potting soil. Alternatively you can use top soil instead. Now place the grains onto the soil and cover the tray for the next 2 days. After 2 days have passed, uncover the tray and water your grains well. Put the tray in the sun and keep watering the soil to keep it lightly moist. The grass will start to grow and it will be ready to eat when it's about 7 inches tall. You can cut it with clean scissors and store the grass in ziploc bags along with a moist paper towel. Keep these in the refrigerator until you're ready to feed them to your pet. It helps to but the grass into small pieces or even puree it before feeding it to your pet. You can mix a tiny bit with their meal and increase the dosage gradually until you're feeding them 1 Tbsp per 50 lbs of body weight. Your pet will get the nutrition they crave and will now leave your grass alone!