Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine.
The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics. This series is along the same lines… but is a ‘Lucky Dip’. I have posts scheduled for another few weeks but that will bring this current series to an end. Another series will begin in the new year.
In this series I will be sharing posts from the half of 2022
Today copywriter Nikki Frie explores why dogs and cats eat grass…
Pets Eat Grass – Why?
This seems to be an ‘up in the air’ type of answered question from most. Pets eat grass, why? – for, several possible reasons for dogs according to PetMD and the American Kennel Club.
Reasons your Dog eats grass
Grass for dogs? Why do our pets eat grass?
If the dog in question is younger, it could be because of boredom. In that case, it is recommended to start engaging your dog with learning and/or training exercises. Or possibly introduce your friend to a new dog park or a new walking excursion, in any case. Could your canine bud be a good candidate for agility training?
Another reason spoken of for dogs is indigestion. Possibly they use it to settle bile in their tummies and to rid themselves of that uncomfortable bile. Some doggos do, in this case, throw up after eating grass, but most do not.
Or, again, maybe it is just a natural instinct and they like the taste of grass.
One other thought is that their diet is lacking fiber. In that instance, you might try upgrading your dog’s food to a more balanced diet and one higher in fiber. This has evidently been the case in some instances.
Most agree that eating grass is not harmful unless it is exposed to toxic chemicals or pesticides. In that case, you definitely need to train your dog not to eat grass using the ‘leave it’ command.
In checking on this issue I came upon organic wheatgrass which is said to be safe for your canines and felines. This is something you can order and use by their water bowl to solve their grass-eating issues. Wheatgrass is said to have no gluten, but good antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids. One site I found is The Dog Bone Market.
Why your Kitty eats Grass
Grass for cats? Grass contains folic acid like that in mama cat’s milk. We are told that folic acid is necessary to produce hemoglobin which is what helps to move oxygen through the blood.
Also grass may be a natural laxative. Cats do have digestive issues since they form hairballs and some may eat small animals, ie, fur, beaks, etc. So they do need to eliminate any and all undigestible materials. This may be why they eat grass and regurgitate it. They don’t possess the enzyme necessary to breakdown grass or other undigestible materials as mentioned.
Tufts Catnip actually lists several good grasses for your cats which you can grow yourself like catnip, and catmint.
Pet stores carry grass trays you can purchase for your kitty. A great way to keep them from eating any possible toxic grasses that have been sprayed with pesticides or other toxic chemicals.
Photo by Enric Cruz López on Pexels.com
It’s interesting to note that range animals – cattle, bison, horses, deer, goats, and sheep – possess microorganisms in their digestive tracts to breakdown grasses and other plant materials. All the species differ in amounts of grasses and plants they can digest, but they do all have the necessary microorganism that cats and dogs evidently do not.
One note about some other fun facts on cats and dogs, see my post “Curious Facts About Cats and Dogs” – https://copywriternikkifrie.com/curious-facts-about-cats-and-dogs/.
©Nikki Frie 2022
My thanks to Nikki for permitting me to share posts from her archives and very helpful for both dog and cat owners I know Nikki would love to hear from you and you can also enjoy her other posts Copywriter Nikki Frie
Welcome to my site! I am Nikki Frie, contract copywriter extraordinaire. My goal: provide my USA-made pet product manufacturer and pet service clients with the words that will set you apart from your competition, stand you far above the norm, and perform beyond your expectations. I offer my services to those pet industry companies located in the western and central USA.
Sales & Marketing Experience
And this is why I have chosen the pet industry as my niche. It is an industry where I have enjoyed several years of successful sales and marketing experience. I have had the privilege to pet and ‘talk’ to many wonderful dogs, cats, birds, fish, amphibians, and pet parents. Now I am enjoying writing here for my pet blog and promoting USA manufacturers’ pet products and USA pet services on my blog or their own.
AWAI Verified Copywriter
What I bring to my clients is the ability to talk to your prospects as friends and stir their emotions, passions, needs, and interests with logic to take the necessary action to say ‘yes’ to your offers, your products, your services. So, I am proud to share, with the insignia above, that I am a verified copywriter with American Writers and Artists Institute.