How to Grow Wheat Grass for Cats

Try growing some grass inside.
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Unless you are extraordinarily unobservant, you’ve noticed that cats are nothing like cows, especially in terms of diet. A cat’s habit of eating a bit of grass is nothing to do with nutrition -- he cannot digest the stuff. Fluffy’s eating wheat grass to help hawk up hairballs.

Step 1

Fill one seed tray with potting mix or sterilized garden soil if you want to cut costs. Dampen the mix with water.

Step 2

Sow a handful of seed into the mix. You can make little furrows with your finger or a piece of cutlery if you like and cover the seeds with mix, but it isn’t really necessary -- wheat grass requires little encouragement to germinate. Transfer the remaining seed into an appropriate storage container to keep it fresh and deter pests. Your cat might appreciate a mouse infestation but chances are that you will not.

Step 3

Place the tray out of your cat’s reach for now, watering it as required to keep the soil slightly damp. Start another tray in the same way a week or so later and repeat, so as you have a continuous supply of grass.

Step 4

Place the first tray once the grass is a few inches high on a newspaper on the kitchen floor, a windowsill or some other spot your cat can reach.

Always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet’s diet, medication, or physical activity routines. This information is not a substitute for a vet’s opinion.

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