Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Growing a City Kitty Garden


This post is sponsored by Yuppy Puppy City Kitty. We are being compensated to spread the word about YPCK's City Kitty Garden, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. All opinions here are our own. 

One thing my cat LOVES is grass. She often times rushes out the door when I open it just to eat a few sprigs of grass. Callie is an indoor kitty who is allowed supervised outside time. So I try to prevent her from rushing the door when I open it as much as possible.

Some of the things I do to prevent this behavior are:

  • Being alert and prepared for her when I open the door. 
  • Giving her supervised time outside on her leash and harness. 
  • Providing her with indoor cat grass. 
The main reason Callie wants to run outside is simply to eat some grass, so I've found that by providing her with some indoor cat grass helps keep her grass cravings at bay. She seriously loves to eat grass. 

Look at all this grass to eat!

Yuppy Puppy City Kitty recently released a new product for cats - their City Kitty Garden. It's a kit with everything you'll need to grow your own indoor grass for your cat. Even if you don't have a green thumb, the City Kitty Garden makes it easy to grow grass for your cat to munch on. 

The City Kitty Garden includes a container to grow the grass in, a tray to catch excess water, soil, and oat seeds. The grass sprouts in 3-4 days and is ready for your cat to eat within a week. Once my City Kitty Garden grass sprouted, it wasn't long until the grass several inches tall with lush, green grass. 

Is It OK for Cats to Eat Grass?

There is no evidence that grass is harmful for your cat. While experts have not come to a conclusion as to why exactly some cats like to eat grass, many believe that eating grass is beneficial to cats. There are several theories on the benefits of grass for cats including:
  • It acts as a laxative. Some believe that grass helps constipated kitties pass stool more easily. 
  • Helps with indigestion.
  • Grass contains folic acid which is which is an important vitamin responsible for producing hemoglobin.
  • Helps eliminate hairballs naturally. 

Grass is safe for cats to eat and some of them truly enjoy it, like my cat. I actually prefer she eats the indoor cat grass that I grow because I know there are no chemicals or pesticides lurking around on it. Another benefit of indoor cat grass as compared to outdoor grass. 

City Kitty Garden

When YPCK Pets asked us to try the new City Kitty Garden that they released recently, I was all for it. I already know Callie is a fan of cat grass and that she was probably going to appreciate a new patch of greenery to munch on. 

The City Kitty Garden took about 5-6 days to grow completely. It grew fast! I offered the grass to Callie and she began munching away voraciously. She absolutely loves it!


I offer her a few bites of grass once or twice a day. I try to monitor her grass intake because I don't want her to eat too much and throw up. She seems to overindulge herself with the stuff at times. 

City Kitty Garden kits are available for purchase on the YPCK Pets website HERE

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24 comments:

  1. Binga and Boodie are big cat grass fans here!

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  2. I like the idea... my mother bought a christmas grass set for Morris the cat once. It was so cute and so nice decorated... sadly Morris knew no indoor grass and used it as a litter pot :o)

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    1. Haha! I guess that would make sense for a cat too.

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  3. My Meow hasn't tried cat grass before but she does love the grass outside!

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  4. Both kitties are big grass eaters here! This would be appreciated by them for sure.

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  5. callie....what a grate moovee anda awesum give a way....knot all oh uz like nip heer in de land oh trout, but we DUE love R grazz....best fishes two everee one who enterz !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  6. Great post! Yes, our kitties like grass. I buy it for them so they can enjoy it.

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  7. Our last cats had some home grown nip plants they loved. I know my kitties now would love this.

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  8. We've never tried it with our rescue kitten but I bet she'd love it since she's strictly an indoor cat.

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  9. This seems like a fantastic alternative - we had a cat of ours a few years back that ate some grass in the lawn that had been coated with pesticides..needless to say things did not go well and had to take him in to the ER after being very ill. In the end everything was okay, but this might be the new go to for us!

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  10. We would love to win this grass. We love to chew on grass...but we never get to go outside much to do it.

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  11. Mom says her cats always loved grass so she grew it. We haven't seen Rhette show any interest but he has shown signs of furballs so maybe we should try it. Love Dolly

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  12. My cats and dog love eating grass!

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  13. i dont have cats, but my dogs eat grass sometimes. i am entering to donate to safe haven cat shelter and clinic for the pet food bank. thank you.

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  14. My one indoor cat Mushu tries to get out all summer long just eat the grass out back.

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  15. My cat has never tried grass in her life! This would be her first time!

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  16. I recently planted some grass for Sam but hadn't given it to her yet. The last time I had grass, one of the cats kept throwing it up. But I think it was Conrad and he was overindulging! Sam's been having a bad spell with hairballs lately so I'm glad to hear the grass could help with that, I'll definitely be bringing it in now!

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  17. My parents' cat loves cat grass! They buy it from the farmer's market and keep it near her food. I've never tried it with my cat before, but I may start since he is having a bad year for hairballs.

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  18. My cat loves grass, every time he would bolt outside - it was never hard to find him considering he would just stop by the grass and eat some lol he would love this! Looks healthy too - Emily Ann Benzing (Emily Ann)

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  19. Yes Husani has eaten what I believe to be some type of "grass" but it looks like a weed. I give him catnip but he still darts outside and starts chewing something that resembles grass. I don't trust it completely.

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  20. I started to grow cat grass for my cat Ozzy and found out my 2 dogs also liked it.

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  21. My cats haven't been outside so don't eat grass. But it would definitely be better than eating plastic bags.

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  22. My eli loves grass. I have to hide it from him and ration it or he eats it all and then vomits it back up.

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  23. My cats like grass and I've bought kitty grass from the pet store before. Would love to grow my own for them.

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