Originally Posted by Ducman69
Wheat and Oat grass, good for your cat, or bogus money making snake oil?
The cat grass found live in most pet stores is of the oat variety. Is it good for your cat? The answer to that is elusive. For years I've tried to find the answer and can find nothing concrete. The best I've been able to determine is that it is not harmful but offers little in the way of nutrition, unless your cat is severely deficient in vitamin B (which is rarely found in cats).
I have been able to find no sound, verifiable studies that indicate cats eat grass for any physical purpose; such as a digestive aid or to help with hair balls.
The grass is not bad for the cat as far as I can tell. About once a week I pick up a container of the grass at Petsmart. I let the meezers nibble for awhile and then I'll add some water to it and put it in the fridge until next time. Lasts about a week and the kitties love it.