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Cat Behavior - Why Do Cats Eat Grass...?



All types of grasses have very low nutritional value and are actually completely indigestible to cats - this is why your cat is likely to back up at some point because they lack the gut enzymes needed to break it down and mix it well with their gut. One very plausible explanation as to why they do this is that when a cat eats a mouse or a bird, it is impossible for the cat to remove hair and bones from the flesh. Therefore, the cat usually slides under the whole mouse in one piece. When the meat is digested, the indigestible parts, such as hair and bones, remain in the cat's stomach. Eating grass will make the cat vomit and will put the grass back up wrapped around it, which is now properly digested parts of the mouse. Now, this is just a theory, but it is believed to be plausible. How convenient! Of course, everyone who owns a cat knows for sure that this is the part that ends on your carpet so that you will be the first thing to do in the morning!

When should you worry? If your cat likes to eat grass or leaves repeatedly, take obvious precautions and make sure you do not use weeds that can be inadvertently fed to the lawn. If they don't have grass, they can chew on other plants instead, so make sure your house plants are not toxic to cats, lists are available on the web showing which plants are toxic to cats. Occasionally, the cat gets a blade of grass in the back of its throat. This is where the veterinarians come from. Many of these grass blades can be anesthetized by a veterinarian using a dental mirror and a surgical instrument known as a spy hook. When the blade is located in the nose, the camera, known as a retinoscope, is needed to see the blade for removal - a painless procedure for the patient, but technically difficult for endoscopy.

To conclude our cats and grass review, probably the funniest reason cats eat grass is from the pet website. Cats can sneak on grass blades for the same reason as the maids do. It is quite delicious and they may like the taste.