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The Benefits of Wheat Grass for your Pets

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A Pound of Wheat Grass = 23 Pounds of Garden Vegetables!
That’s a lot of veggie power! Of course, the variety and potency of these nutrients can vary depending upon environmental conditions, quality of seed and the growing medium used in cultivating the wheat grass.
What is wheat grass?

Wheat grass is a young, green cereal grass originating from a wheat plant that is harvested before it develops gluten-forming grain kernels. Because of this early harvest, wheat grass contains no wheat gluten. Wheat grass is commonly juiced and served either alone or in a mixture with other juices. Other more convenient and portable forms of delivery include powders and tablets made by dehydrating the wheat grass juice at low temperatures.

Wheat grass is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in chlorophyll, antioxidant vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that support optimal health. Chlorophyll is often called the green blood of the plants because its molecular structure is closely mirrors the structure of heme molecules – the molecules that deliver oxygen to all parts of the body.
Why is wheat grass good for pets?
Wheat grass is packed with chlorophyll, carotene, antioxidant vitamins and minerals and other nutrients known to support development of healthy blood and muscle tissue. Wheat grass provides a safe alternative to potentially harmful household plants and chemically-treated outside grasses. According to a report by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), eating small amounts of plants or grass is normal for cats, and as many as one in three housecats regularly munches on veggies.  This powerful leafy green adds valuable ber to help support healthy digestion. Wheat grass is commonly used as a healthy dietary addition for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and other small animals.
How can I introduce live wheat grass to my pets?
Many pets eat wheat grass straight from the container. However, some cats and dogs may not know how tasty these greens can be at first glance. If your cat or dog doesn’t take to wheat grass right away, try misting it with water. Your cat or dog will lick the water and realize the greens are a tasty treat. If water doesn’t work, try adding clippings to your pet’s food. Pet Greens® Treats can also serve as a great way to introduce pets to the delicious green nutrients found in wheat grass.

Your veterinarian may have other helpful suggestions for introducing wheat grass to your pets. Rabbits, guinea pigs, or other smaller animals should be served wheat grass in moderation. Give small clippings per serving or remove the wheat grass after a few nibbles.


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