Why do cats eat grass?

Most of the cats outdoors are often to eat grass willingly. Occasionally, they also consume the young shoots of the flowers as well. This behaviour is perfectly normal in the lives of cats, if you see this, you do not have to think of any extreme stuff. Opinions are shared with this. Some people think that, cats are doing this just to get rid of hairballs and parasites gathered in their stomach.

Some people say that the cats in this way replace the fibres and nutrients which they are missing from their diet. In others' opinion grass has a good effect on the stomach of the kitten and relieves digestive problems.

The latest explanations justify the cats are needed this activity, because they complement this way the folic acid in their diet. It is a fact that cats with folic acid deficiency often have anaemia. It is also true that the grass eating promotes vomiting that can be necessary for cats because they get rid of hairball or any harmful substances. In many cases it can be observed that if the cats eat a larger amount of grass, they will vomit it within a short time.

Whatever the reason for grass eating, it is sure that cats need it. When it comes to outdoor cats, this is not a problem, they will find a small amount of grass, while in the case of cats kept in an apartment we have to give the grass to them.

We can get a smaller amount grass for our cats if we have the opportunity near our home (e.g. in the middle of a large park). We usually take some grass from one of our friend's garden, which is away from sprayed plants. When we give it to my cats, they'll immediately begin to eat it.

The other way is when we buy cat grass. You can buy it in pet shops in different packings. There are boxed cat grasses, that after removing the roof, it must be watered, and after that we should keep it wet for 4-5 days. The grass starts to grow, and after reaching the height of 4-5 cm, we can serve it for the cats.

If we regularly give grass to cats in apartment, we are likely to protect our indoor plants from the situation, that the cats often chew their leaves. However, it is important to place poisonous indoor plants where cats cannot reach them. Such plants, for example the amber, dieffenbachia, broad violet, lilies, geranium, philodendron, orchids.. etc (the list is incomplete, many ornamental plants are poisonous). Be careful and make sure that is the given plant threat to your cat or not.

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