Why do cats eat grass ?

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Do you believe that we play cows ? That we became vegetarian ?

Not at all !
pixie in the garden. looking above from under the tree
We eat grass to evacuate the hairs which we swallow by licking us. Indeed, the hairs we swallow by having a wash form balls ; if these remain stuck in our bowel, they can cause a dangerous intestinal obstruction.

The blades of grass we eat get involved in hairs in our stomach and form balls which we can elegantly vomit in a carefully chosen place as most great pleasure of our human. The grass also favors our intestinal transit, what can allow the balls of fluff to take out again by… uh… our other end. If your cat is very constipated or did not do his little poo daily, go at once to the veterinarian !

To chew grass also allows us to absorb certain nourishing elements which are necessary for us, as the folic acid for example, which plays an important role in our production of haemoglobin.

You can also cultivate grass for your cat if he has no access outside, he will be quite satisfied and will less be tried to chew on your house plants !
zorro sit on the trunk

17 thoughts on “Why do cats eat grass ?

  1. Bev Green

    Hello sweet ones..indeed the girls have a lovely big tub of cat grass and nip and catmint in their new KDS (kitty day spa) and they do recycle i very elegantly..one on my camera strap in fact 😉 the pups also need the grass to chew as well..if they feel unwell the pups will chew only certain grasses then throw up..fun for all…hugs and loves Fozziemum…:) <3 <3

  2. da tabbies o trout towne

    pixie & zorro…we loves grazz at R houz N eat it all de time….tuna likes it better than nip !! ♥

  3. The Canadian Cats

    What a great message and reminder for us cat people that there is a reason, and a good one, why our kitties are barfing. I adored Pixie peeking through the branches. The top branch looks like a small toy mouse is tied to it.


  4. Athena

    I love grass! Mum grows it for me as I’m an indoor cat, though she does occasionally let me have some from the garden.

    Purrs xx

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