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What is Pet Grass?

 

Pet Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

Pet Grass (Dactylis glomerata)

If  you have pets such as dogs, cats, and guinea pigs, you’ve probably noticed them eating this grass in your yard unless of course it’s always maintained and there is no place for weeds or grass to grow long.

Pet Grass (Dactylis glomerata) has been described as pet medicine and is even very good for birds. It contains high levels of vitamins and minerals so it’s a perfect natural supplement for your pets whether they have four legs or wings. It’s a perfect breath freshener for dogs and will assist cats with eliminating fur balls.

Let it grow in your garden or grow it in containers if you live in an apartment or don’t have a garden. Wherever it grows make sure it’s handy for your pets so they can chew on it whenever they need to.

This health-giving grass grows in full or part sun to a height of 30 cm (1ft) and likes well drained soil; water and fertilize regularly.

6 comments to What is Pet Grass?

  • Sonya

    Thank you, I never would have thought that eating the grass would be good for my puppy.

  • You’re very welcome Sonya. Mother Nature has a wonderful way of providing what we need. Animals know what plants they need and when they need them, especially dogs who are said to be herbalists in their own right – they instinctively know the plants that will provide them with what they need.

  • Is this grass healthy for my pet guinea pig.Is there any type of grass available to my pet..

  • Hello Pogs, Pet Grass is healthy for Guinea pigs. Always make sure any grass you feed your pet has been hand cut and not harvested from places such as parks and roadsides.

  • Barbara

    Can you feed Pet Grass to budgies. What sort of soil do I use to when I need to repot the plant.

  • Hi Barbara, Pet grass is for birds as well as dogs and cats; chickens love it too. Any garden soil or a good quality potting mix should be fine when you need to re-pot the plant.

    Herbal blessings :)