One ordinary day, during an ordinary shopping trip to the local wholesale club, I found something interesting; refrigerated cat food! It caught my attention because, well, anything cat related catches my attention, but will I deem it good enough for my girls? They’re on a grain free diet, for no reason other than it seems to be the healthiest choice, so my first reaction is always to read the ingredient list. Holy tamole! Not only is it grain free but everything on the list is ‘real’ food and the ingredient list is broken down by ingredients and vitamins &minerals and claims to be lightly cooked and not processed to preserve the integrity of the nutrients. Let’s give this a try!
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.