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Eating Grass

>> Aug 15, 2010

I captured this wild cat a few days ago. Why cats are eating grass? I do a little search, and here is the result. Eating grass isn't for the nutritional value. Grass is pretty indigestible to cats, and low in nourishment anyway. Grass is mainly fibre and the cat's stomach doesn't have the enzyme needed to digest it. However, grass can help a cat's digestive process by inducing regurgitation of undigested matter.

Domestic cats, especially exclusively indoor cats, will seldom have the chance to digest live prey. But even these cats still will chew on grass if it is provided - and it should be. Remember that cats clean up themselves extensively, and their tongues are prepared with little hooks which pick up loose hair.

However, the disadvantage of this is that cats end up swallowing a large proportion of the hair they lick off their coats. Hair is not eatable and it can bundle up in the stomach to create a furball. Eating grass may aid in removing the furballs through vomiting before they become unmanageable.

So, eating grass is good for your cat!

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13 komentar:

Greyscale Territory August 15, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

A very attractive looking cat! Lovely photo!

Eds August 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

Good research! You have a great entry here.

http://www.abc1on1.com/2010/08/camera-critters-123.html

Carletta August 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

They love the stuff don't they!
Cute shot!

Vicky Laurentina August 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

Cats eat grass reminds me of cows.

Joops August 15, 2010 at 9:20 PM  

Very informative. I was just talking to my neighbor who has a cat and he was telling me about their cat who, once in a while love to eat grass outside. Now I know the reason.

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Chi August 16, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

mm.. it's remind me to my past cat
i guess cat eats grass for fiber, i saw my cat did that long time ago..

eden August 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

What an adorable cat! Great photo.

Aby August 16, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

ngomong2 soal kucing, aku udah mulai sua kucing sekarang...
kucing di rumahku banyak mbak, tapi kucing tetangga yang suka main ke rumah
hehe

M. Chandra Panjinata August 17, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

kalo sudah hobi makan rumput, jadi lupa makan ikan nih

Dhemz August 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

my dog do that too...he eats grass when gets sick!

Virtualust August 19, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

Actual Cat eats grass when having stomach problem. Grass contain enzime just like people drinking Jamu or medecine.

FATLOSS August 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

for digestive process? hmmm, ok, later, I would recommend to consume the "7 kinds of food for good digestion" hahaha.... nice article, sist. thanks

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