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Green grass is a natural part of the diet of dogs. Most will eat grass every day given the chance.

When they feel sick, cats & dogs must have grass available because they have a very strong urge to eat it- it is part of the way they cope with sickness.

Dogs that have swallowed something they shouldn't have, such as sharp pieces of bone, eat grass and vomit the item up.

The reasons why cats & dogs eat grass are not at all well understood. They may include:
cleaning teeth
soothing sore stomachs
removing internal parasites
inducing vomiting (when sick)

Many dogs enjoy being hand-fed grass by their owners (hold onto it so they can run it through their teeth and chew on it).

Old pets especially appreciate being hand-fed long grass.

Dogs seem to like other grass, away from home, best. This is risky because the grass may have been sprayed with weedkiller.

Cat & dog owners should make sure they have long grass at home for their pets. Bird owners too will find that grass in the cage/aviary will be eaten.

Pet grass can be grown in an area of the garden. It's best in a separate bed or container, so it doesn't spread, or get sprayed with weedkiller.

The fastest way to to provide long green grass is to find some that hasn't been sprayed, dig it up & put it in a pot with some clean soil. Put stones & holes in the bottom of the pot so it doesn't become waterlogged. Keep moist in a sunny spot. Make sure it's not used as a toilet- shift or dig the container in if it is. If you can't find any suitable grass then purchase this auction from Happypet & follow the instructions!

Grass is less tasty when it goes to seed so replace it when it does.

Dogs over the centuries have voted "cooch" or "twitch" grass as the best of all. So this invasive weed is also known as "Dog Grass". It has quite wide, soft blades.

Auction is for 30g of Happypet's untreated, pure, low-endophyte ryegrass seeds (as used by Certenz & Biogro organic producers) & growing instructions. Please click here to ask a question
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