Grass-Growing Kit For Moggies. I Want One!

@Janey1966 (24127)
Carlisle, England
November 5, 2010 7:31pm CST
My Flojo has always had problems with furballs and it does worry me that one might get stuck in her throat as she tries to vomit. Some can be quite large! I've gone down the grooming route but that hasn't helped and Mum told me that none of her cats have ever suffered from furballs, for the simple reason that they have grass outdoors to munch on. So that got me thinking. Surely there must be a product for (mostly) indoor moggies such as mine and, sure enough, "Grow it yourself kitty grass" exists and is sold in Pets At Home. We have a store down the road and I'm determined to get some over weekend. Have you ever grown grass for your indoor cats? Does it work? http://www.petsathome.com/shop/purely-grow-it-yourself-kitty-grass-cat-treat-120gm-14979 At least the reviewers like it, which is encouraging.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
6 Nov 10
Hi Janey. Never heard of that. But never had indoor cats. It does make sense though cause when an animal feels sick they eat grass and it cures them of what ever. I don't have cats now I have dogs but they are out during the day time so they can eat grass outside. I hope this cures your cats problem. I think it is a good ideal if you have indoor pets to keep them grass inside. Good luck.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Nov 10
Thank you. Whichever way you look at it..what a great invention. I wish I'd thought of it! I will keep you posted if it works. We are buying some tomorrow and it will take a week or so for the grass to grown, then I can let the cat loose on it lol.
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@free_man (7337)
• United States
7 Nov 10
Hi Janey. I can't wait to hear what the cat thinks of it. Good luck.
• United States
6 Nov 10
i've heard it's good stuff,i've been debating buying my kids some. although with 6,i imagine the demand would outweigh the supply lol
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Nov 10
6 Nov 10
I though maybe you were using a euphemism for some illegal activity! I remember many years ago when my sister first had cats she had exactly the same problem and all she did was get a seed tray and some grass seed so that they had something to chew on. It sounds like someone else has had the same idea and packaged it which sounds quite good for those who don’t have gardens with grass for their cats to roam in.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Nov 10
LOL! Flojo does go out but we only have a small yard. It does have a raised flower-bed but she never wants to explore. Growing our own grass (haha) indoors will be the best option I think and I can't wait to buy some and see if the damn stuff works to alleviate her furballs!
@ElicBxn (60427)
• United States
6 Nov 10
I've grown some, but since my cats destroy the grass very quickly when they introduced to it its pretty useless to do it.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Nov 10
I know what you mean. My plan is to keep it away from Flojo (as that's what I'm supposed to do) whilst the grass grows, then I shall introduce her to it when it's at it's peak lol. Hopefully, she will just munch it when she feels the need to, rather than all the time! I will keep you posted if it works. Haven't bought any yet but plan to tomorrow!
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• United States
6 Nov 10
Interesting and should not amaze me how this world is evolving. Inventors are coming up so many conveniences that it is amazing. This is an excellent idea, if I had a cat I would want one too. See I please many people in life why not please my indoor kitty also, if I had one. Great idea and thanks for sharing.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
6 Nov 10
Even though I have no garden as such this will be the next best thing for my cat. We're definitely getting some tomorrow and I shall keep everyone posted if it's a success...or not!