Cats are fastidious about grooming – they like to be clean. It’s one reason why we let them have the run of (most of) the house, including our beds. But grooming can mean hairballs, those icky clumps of fur that build up in a cat’s digestive system. So, what’s a safe and easy way to help your kitty to get rid of hairballs? Cat grass.
- Provides gentle, natural fiber.
- Helps your cat throw up those pesky hairballs.
- Can be a healthy, natural part of a cat’s diet.
Cats are naturally drawn to grass!
Even cats in the wild will graze on grass when their digestion is off. Our little furballs aren’t living out in the wild, but we can provide them with the greens they crave with fresh cat grass.
How does cat grass aid digestion?
- It acts as an “emetic” (causes vomiting). Your cat throws up the furball, along with whatever else is in there at the time.
- Eating cat grass helps push the hairball through the digestive system the other way. Then it shows up (hopefully) in the litter box.
It can take a few tries before the regurgitative process rids your cat of its hairball; it partly depends on the cat, how large the hairball is, where it is in the digestive system, etc. But once you see it, you’ll know the cat grass did its job – it may not be pretty, but your cat probably feels much better now!
Cats and other animals sometimes seek out grass because their stomachs are upset for other reasons, so keep a close eye on what’s coming up, as well as your cat’s general behavior. If you have any concerns about your cat’s well-being, it’s best to speak to your veterinarian.
For fun facts about how Cat Grass can benefit your pets, read Why Do Cats Eat Grass?