May 7, 2007

Why cats eat grass

We have all seen cats eat grass...but why do they do it? Listed below are some suggestions that have been put forward over the years:

* Cats use grass as a laxative to enable them to pass hairballs lodged in their intestines.
* Cats eat grass to make them vomit up hairballs.
* Cats eat grass because they are feeling sick and this makes them vomit, getting rid of poisons.
* Cats eat grass to relieve inflammation of their throats.
* Cats eat grass to relieve stomach ache.
* Cats eat grass to add roughage to their diets.