Why We Love Wheatgrass!
With Dakota fighting her auto-immune disease her breath has been pretty smelly and I am concerned about the long term effects of the meds on her liver, etc. So we have discovered that wheatgrass is a great way to help combat all of this. I first bought fresh wheatgrass pressed from my local organic shop. I put it in a syringe and put it in her mouth, she wasn't too resistant to it and didn't spit it all over me which was great. But what I found really funny is Montana came up the syringe and started to lick the end. I said ok you want to try some too? Sure enough she LOVES it. Both girls get about an ounce of fresh wheatgrass juice every morning. I bought a hand press and am growing wheatgrass for them. Whatever it takes to keep my girls as healthy as can be.
Wheatgrass for pets is a treat! But it shouldn’t be. It should be a part of their daily diet. Both of my cats absolutely love wheatgrass. I get fresh trays from my local farmers market for them. As soon as I bring it home they run straight too it and put their face in it, sniffing and rubbing it. It’s more appealing to them then catnip. It's like they just know that they should have it. And I'm telling you, they go absolutely bonkers for it!
The benefits of wheatgrass for pets are the same for humans. It will help to detoxify and purify their blood, remove body odors, give them energy, and provide essential nutrients to their body.
Here are some of the wheatgrass benefits for pets
Nutritionally complete food
Studies by scientists have shown it to never be toxic in animals or humans
Gives energy & stamina
Protection of toxins- including aging and combats free radicals
Helps shed pounds by detoxifying the body
Blood cleansing and building abilities of chlorophyll
Builds blood and stimulates circulation
Stimulates and regenerates the liver
Wheatgrass is absolutely safe for pets. All pets. This includes dogs, cats, hamsters, etc. In fact, because it has so many nutrients and a high concentration of chlorophyll it will do nothing but good for them. Cats and dogs can digest the wheatgrass fiber well, unlike humans, which bodies do better with wheatgrass juice.
Here are some of the ways you can help your pets get wheatgrass into their diets
I believe that most animals instinctively know what’s good for them when presented the choice.
Homemade food: If you make your own cat or dog food, be sure to include wheatgrass in the mix. Add it to your blender, food processor or meat grinder when making the food.
Homemade treats: Include some fiber in your treats to add extra nutrition.
Wounds: If your pet happens to get in a little accident and has some open wounds, then make a poultice with the pulp and juice and apply directly on the wound, secured with a cloth or bandage if possible. If not, use the juice to clean it out as a rinse.
A tray left out for a snack: I prefer to leave a small tray of wheatgrass next to their food bowl whenever I can. This way, they can have a healthy snack anytime of day.
Add it to their water bowl: By adding some fresh wheatgrass juice to thier water, they will get the most benefit. You could even put just a little in a tiny bowl for them, to lick it up.
You'll want to give them less then .5 oz of juice to start for small animals, and if it's a big dog, they should be able to handle 1 oz. But be careful, it might give them a lot of energy so you might need to have a shot of juice yourself!*
*Information Credits to all-about-juicing.com
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