Have you ever seen cat grass in the store and wonder if your cat needs it? Or has your cat dashed out the door, when your hands are too full to stop them, just to nibble on the yard? Does it make you think there is something essential missing from their diet? Aren’t they obligate carnivores?
Although it’s not known exactly why cats eat grass, there are a lot of theories ranging from digestive aid (the most commonly accepted), hairball relief, they like the texture, to it adds nutrients to their diet. We can speculate on why cats eat grass, however, the bottom line is that no one knows for sure. It is typically safe to assume it is not due to deficiencies or health concerns. If your cat is binging on grass, rather than nibbling, or having a lot of upsets afterward, then that may be a matter for your vet. However, it is generally considered safe to munch on some greens now and then.