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Old 05-04-2014, 01:06 PM   #441
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A couple of days ago, while Shreddy was outside, I videoed him. I wonder if the grass has a medicinal affect.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:21 PM   #442
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A couple of days ago, while Shreddy was outside, I videoed him. I wonder if the grass has a medicinal affect.

Cats can't digest grass so often eat it if their stomachs are a bit off or they have a furball. It helps them vomit or evacuate at the other end. According to my vet grass also contains folic acid.

Sweet kitty. Tabbies are my favourite sort of cat.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:23 PM   #443
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Glad Shreddy is enjoying himself! He might be "flossing".
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Cats can't digest grass so often eat it if their stomachs are a bit off or they have a furball. It helps them vomit or evacuate at the other end. According to my vet grass also contains folic acid.

Sweet kitty. Tabbies are my favourite sort of cat.
Thank you. I think he is very sweet.

That's pretty much what I have read about cats eating grass. There are some warnings about toxic houseplants and possible pesticides on grass, but there are no pesticides or herbicides on my grass.
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A couple of days ago, while Shreddy was outside, I videoed him. I wonder if the grass has a medicinal affect.
As MadCook said----- cats eat grass to help them vomit. Cats don't have the enzymes to digest grass and somehow they know that eating grass can induce vomiting.

Even healthy cats eat grass. Throwing up might help get rid of a fur ball from grooming.

Be sure you let Shreddy continue to nibble on grass. People even buy pots of grass for the strictly indoor cat to eat.
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He certainly looks good TL.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:09 PM   #447
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Update on the adventures of Shreddy.

Last night he went out in pouring rain. He went about 10 feet to where he usually munches grass. He checked out the grass and I guess he didn't want wet grass. Then he turned around and trotted back into the house. A little while later, he zoomed around the house. He hasn't zoomed in a long time. As part of the zoom, he launched himself at his hammock. Poor boy forgot that he isn't as strong as he used to be and missed. Didn't jump high enough. I did not laugh.

He has been getting into the hammock by climbing onto the sofa, using front legs and claws, and then walking onto the hammock. Well, this evening I saw him standing on his hind legs with the front ones on the hammock. He wanted to jump into the hammock. He thought about it and started to move one front leg towards the sofa. Then he put it back and thought about it some more and moved that leg towards the sofa again and again put it back on the hammock. Then he concentrated and made the jump into the hammock. I told him I was impressed. Must be hard for a cat to lose strength that way. He used to be an excellent jumper.
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Ah! Sweet Shreddy. I'm so glad he seems to be feeling better!
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Ah! Sweet Shreddy. I'm so glad he seems to be feeling better!
Yeah, the pain meds seem to be helping a lot.
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