Should cats eat grass? If so, why?if not,why?
June 3, 2008 8:58am CST
The cat is classified as an obligate carnivore. It must eat meat to survive, unlike the dog or human or pig, all omnivores, eating both animal and vegetable but capable of surviving on a vegetarian diet. Because we think of cats as true carnivores, it is easy to forget their need for fiber. From an evolutionary perspective, cats got their fiber by eating hair, feathers, and gut content from their prey. Fiber is beneficial in a variety of ways.It may enhance the immune system. Fiber is a natural part of a cat’s diet, and many cats get satisfaction from finding and eating their own fiber in the form of grass. I suggest to all owners of indoor cats that they provide trays of grass for their felines. If you don’t, your cat may find that your more expensive house plants may be a satisfying albeit sometimes toxic and dangerous alternative.
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3 Jun 08
When I think of it, I bring in grass for my cat. he does enjoy smelling,tasting and playing with things from outside. I try not to keep things around the house that my cat would be tempted to taste. I don't have any plants at this time.Sometimes when I have flowers in here he chews on those, much to my dismay.
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