Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Written by Lucy Marcham, Academy Trainer

Cats eating grass often features high on the list of baffling feline behaviours. Owners can be left feeling a bit confused after seeing their furry friend munching on their lawn.

Although this behaviour can seem rather odd, do not worry as grass eating is normal and natural! So, why do they do this?


Grass has Digestive Benefits

Grass is high in plant fibre, which helps to push food through the digestive tract. This is why sometimes your cat will throw up after eating some greenery. This is nothing to be concerned about, although it can be frustrating when they do this on the carpet…

 Plant matter also helps with lubricating the digestive tract. This helps to reduce hairballs and stops them from becoming impacted.

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Packed with Vitamins

Alongside providing an important source of fibre, grass also provides a blend of essential vitamins and minerals. Providing your cat with wonderful extra nutrition.

Every cat will benefit from having clean fresh grass to munch on. Growing your own cat grass is a great way to encourage your cat’s natural behaviour, improve digestion and provide grass you know is safe.

The King Cat Grass Kit is a handy (and adorable) kit to help you grow grass at home. Don’t worry if you aren’t green fingered, this grass is incredibly easy to grow.

So, grass eating isn’t such a baffling behaviour after all.

For more advice on cat behaviour, check out our other feline-themed blogs.