April 19, 2022

Why they REALLY eat grass!

Why they REALLY eat grass!
Dr. Chris Brown

That switch to salad life isn’t accidental. In fact, eating grass is a very deliberate way of saying they need something in their life. And it’s probably not to make themselves sick. Here’s what is…

It’s long been assumed that eating grass is their fast way of getting on the furry Vomitron - to make themselves sick. BUT here’s the first shock.

The highly respected University of California Davis found that only 1 in 4 grass eating escapades was followed by a vomit. So what could it be? Well, it turns out they are most certainly looking for something. Just not quite what you expect…

There are two big things on their hit list.

First of all, it's the B vitamin called Folic acid. And grass obviously has plenty of it.

But most 'green outs' are about one thing in particular. FIBRE. And cats and dogs will seek it out when they sense they need to stabilise their digestive system.

Did you know? A hit of grass is often used by wild dogs and cats to flush out parasites.

But in our furry family, the fibre not only firms up their stools when they've had mild gut upsets but also provides food for their good gut bacteria. Without fibre, the bad bacteria can run rampant and cause gut upsets (with vomiting and diarrhoea) as well as those smells that are far from appealing…

Keeping that gut in balance is exactly why I've packed highly advanced green banana flour (a prebiotic fibre) into my In-Betweeners dog treats and Furball + Skin cat treats. They're full of those nutrients they're craving...and are trying to be brave enough to seek out with that salad eating!


Furball + Skin Cat
Furball + Skin Cat

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