I received Priscilla’s Kitty Grass ($8.95) growing kit for free to review on the blog. No, not THAT kind of grass–it’s for the pets.
They claim the grass has benefits for cats, dogs, reptiles and more. These days I’m waaaaay covered up and reviews take time, plus I hate to disappoint if the product turns out to be less than terrific. So I told them that I rarely do reviews here–but when I do, the pets test them. Seren is a persnickity old-lady-kitty. She’s spoiled–I’ve folded a blanket on the table in that picture so she can sun-bathe during the day. Although she’ll nibble roses (the real ones, not the stained glass ones 🙂 )when we bring them inside, she’s not been much for munching grass even when we’d take her out on leash. And I hate giving bad reviews, so I had my paws crossed when the product came.
But the company sent me the kit anyway. Great, more work. *sigh*
The cute kit arrived when I was still covered up with other deadlines, and so there was a delay before setting things up. Turns out, it wasn’t much work at all. The kit includes a small plastic pot, a baggy of potting soil, a mix of barley, oats, wheat and rye seeds, and dummy-proof instructions. Basically, you empty dirt into the pot, add seeds, cover with a thin layer of dirt, and keep moist (not wet). Seeds began to sprout in less than a week. So what did Seren think? Check out her review, below.
I’ve blogged about why cats eat grass before. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they do not rely on vegetables or fruits in their diet, but require meat to survive. In the wild, the only vegetable matter a cat eats is found in the stomach and intestines of his prey.
Yet for unknown reasons, most cats seem to enjoy chewing grass. Indoor cats may nibble houseplants when they feel the urge to graze, and depending on the plant, that can be dangerous. A great alternative is providing “legal” greens to munch. And I think Seren’s endorsement says all that’s needed.
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