Is wheatgrass good for pets?
Yes, not only can pets eat wheatgrass, it’s also very beneficial for them. Wheatgrass is a type of grass that is packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It's also a rich source of dietary fibre, which can help to promote digestive health.
Some pet owners choose to grow their own wheatgrass at home and offer it as a treat or dietary supplement to their pets. However, it's important to note that some pets may have difficulty digesting wheatgrass. Especially if they have a history of digestive issues or food sensitivities.
To ensure the correct dosage, it is always a good idea to give your pet wheatgrass via a specifically formulated supplement, such as PetWell’s THRIVE - Immune Support supplement.
The benefits of wheatgrass for cats and dogs
Over recent years, many pet owners and natural health practitioners have reported improved health and well-being in pets who consume wheatgrass. As well as aiding in reducing stress and anxiety. Some of the other benefits for pets include;
Digestive health: A source of dietary fibre, which can promote digestive health and regularity in pets.
Anti-inflammatory: Contains compounds that have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help to reduce inflammation and support overall health.
Immune system support: Rich in antioxidants, which can help to support the immune system and protect the body from damage.
Oral health: A natural source of chlorophyll, which has been found to have antibacterial properties and may help to promote oral health in pets.
Nutrient support: A good source of various vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, C, and E, iron, calcium, and magnesium. These nutrients can help to support overall health and well-being.
Iron: Necessary to produce red blood cells and for transporting oxygen throughout the body.
Calcium: Essential for bone health and muscle function.
Magnesium: Important for nerve function and muscle relaxation.
How should I feed my pet wheatgrass?
A supplement produced by a qualified pet naturopath is the safest and most reliable way to provide wheatgrass to pets. PetWell supplements have been professionally developed and are designed to provide the appropriate dosage and balance of nutrients to support optimal health.
The Science behind it
Don’t just take our word for it, here are some evidence-based studies for you to review.
Immunomodulation by Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Veterinary Species - This study examined the anti-inflammatory effects of wheatgrass, and found that it had a significant inhibitory effect on inflammation.
GAL4 GFP enhancer trap lines for analysis of stomatal guard cell development and gene expression - This review article examines the potential anticancer effects of wheatgrass, and discusses the various mechanisms by which it may be effective in preventing and treating cancer.
Disclaimer: The entire contents of this email and website are not to be taken as medical advice. The team at Pet Squad Pty Ltd trading as PetWell encourages you to make your own pet healthcare decisions based on your research and in partnership with a qualified pet healthcare professional.
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