Cat Grass

How to Take Care of Your Pet Grass

Many pets love wheatgrass! Cats, birds, dogs, bunnies, hamsters and more…

Lawn grass can have pesticides and regular grass is not great for dog's digestive tracts.


Unlike lawn grass, wheatgrass is a nutrient dense cereal grass. Plus, pets who primarily live indoors will very much appreciate having some healthy greens in their diet! 

Taking proper care of your pet grass will encourage healthy growth and longevity of your plant. Wheatgrass will last for about 2 to 3 weeks, if your pet hasn’t already used it up!


See care instructions below. 

Just the right amount of water!


Water your pet grass when the surface soil is no longer moist. Humidity and air circulation can affect how soon you need to water your pet grass. You can start with watering a little every other day and then see if it needs watering more or less frequently.


Over watering: the soil should be lightly moist and not soggy. If it is drenched or soaked, it can rot the roots. Our containers have drainage holes, so be mindful of placing something under the container when watering.



Wheatgrass likes well-lit areas to stay green. It tends to do better under indirect sunlight. If you have it in a sunny window, then it may need more watering.


Wheatgrass grows quickly. To slow growth, pet grass can be temporarily refrigerated. Some customers like to put their pet grass in the refrigerator at night.


You can allow your pet to graze directly from the container. If it gets too long, feel free to try giving your wheatgrass a “hair cut”.


When pet grass begins to age and wilt, be sure to replace with new fresh pet grass. Instead of throwing your pet grass in the trash, compost it instead. Wheatgrass and soil make excellent compost material.

"Wheatgrass and soil make excellent compost material."

Pet Grass Trouble Shooting


Grass is turning yellow

The most common reason for grass blades to turn yellow is from lack of light or overwatering. For best growth, place in a well-lit area out of direct sunlight and do not over water.


Grass is flopped over

It will flop over when it grows too long or when it needs more water. 


Grass is too dry

The grass did not get enough water. If it is in direct sunlight, move it to a location with indirect light.  


Grass is looking white & fuzzy

Over watering, high humidity and poor ventilation can encourage mold. Move it to a different room and/or adjust the watering amount.

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