5 HEALTH BENEFITS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHEATGRASS FOR YOUR PET.
Updated: Oct 5
Cheers to you and your pet!
You both deserve the best.
That includes your health.
Implementing a healthy lifestyle for your pet can be easy.
Nutrient-dense foods and treats
Lots of water
Quality time with you, their best friend
Most importantly regular vet visits; Wellness visits: How often do animals need to go to the vet?
Wheatgrass can be a great supplement to your pet’s lifestyle.
When fed correctly.
Wheatgrass is a treat, not a meal replacement.
This means it should be fed in small quantities.
But you’re here because you want to know about the health benefits.
So let’s get to it!
1. Stimulates Digestion
Being a grass, wheatgrass is rich in healthy fibers and amino acids. The body uses amino acids to make proteins that break down food. In turn, wheatgrass easily aids with digestion.
Perfect for hairballs in cats! Simply nibbling on wheatgrass can induce regurgitation. However, you want your cat to digest the wheatgrass. It will facilitate the elimination of matter they’re having difficulty digesting.
This applies to dogs as well.
Minus the hairballs!
Stomach problems are known to develop in male and older dogs. It can be treated at the early stages by providing healthy fibers. Wheatgrass is the best plant treat to help with just that.
Since Wheatgrass is rich in healthy fibers it will aid with:
Soothing upset stomachs
2. Natural Detoxifier
There’s nothing wrong with help removing toxins and bacteria from your pet’s body.
In turn, your pet will have fresher body odor and breath. Since their liver and blood will be naturally cleansed. They’re vitality and stamina will also increase. This will help with the breakdown of glucose.
Overall, your pet will be able to exercise to their heart's content.
3. A source of vitamins and nutrients
Wheatgrass contains antioxidants from the great amount of vitamin E.
Beneficial to the cells in the body vitamin E helps:
Reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer
Another source of vitamins in wheatgrass are B vitamins.
B3 and B12 health benefits:
Speed up metabolism
Maintains skin and coat health
Strengthens the immune system
Reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer
Stimulates the nervous system
Along with vitamin C, enzymes, and chlorophyll; which are also antioxidants.
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, prevent cell damage, and strengthen the immune system.
Because wheatgrass is a plant, it’s rich in Chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a plant pigment with powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
So it may reduce arthritis symptoms like
As well as, other inflammation in your pet’s body.
5. The safest alternative to lawns and toxic plants
You’re out on a walk with your dog and they just have to stop to munch on the grass. It's not uncommon and can be safe. Some believe that dogs eat grass to induce vomiting when they have upset stomachs. Others don't agree with this belief. Either way, outdoor grass is normally treated with pesticides.
This can be potentially harmful to your pet. According to Dog Health, It's “possible that your dog could ingest parasite eggs deposited on the grass when another dog previously used it as a place to defecate”.
The NPIC (National Pesticide Information Center) has a website with important resources regarding pesticides & pesticide poisoning in pets.
Wheatgrass can also be the safest alternative to your house plants.
If your pet loves your plants.
Grow one just for them.
Wheatgrass is easy to grow and even easier to maintain.
All you need is determination.
Add catnip or your dog's favorite treat. Show them the plant is just for them.
This healthy pet treat is an easy DIY.
You can find most of what you need at home and grow it right in your kitchen. Get creative!
I actually show you how to grow fresh wheatgrass.
Otherwise, there are kits readily available for you.
I have one ready for you with complete instructions. Delivered right to your door!
It grows 2 batches, it's 100% organic, and you get to reuse the jars for your dog and cat treats too.
Wheatgrass Growing Kits by Wildrose Healer
FEEDING TIME! 6 WAYS TO FEED WHEATGRASS TO YOUR DOG AND CAT.
First thing's first, wheatgrass is to be given to your pet as a treat and not as a meal.
Always place a bowl of water nearby.
Feed at the quantity that is best for your pet. There really is no guide to this, just feed relative to their meals.
1. Place it near their play or feeding area, some pets just love chewing on grass.
2. It can be added to your pet's meal as a topper or gravy.
3. Wheatgrass can be chopped up and given as a training treat.
4. Juice the wheatgrass to add to their water. You can even freeze it into ice cubes.
5. Use a coffee or meat grinder to add to their daily meal.
6. For the picky eaters, Mix or mash the grass with their favorite food or treat.
Congratulations! You’ve officially grown fresh wheatgrass for your pet.
I’d say that makes you the best pet parent around, Thumbs up!
On behalf of your pets, I’d like to thank you for taking care of your companion and keeping them healthy.
If you feel up to it, a shot of wheatgrass can be extremely beneficial for your health too! Read all about it in This is what happens when you take a wheatgrass shot
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