The last time, I did, but I made the mistake of soaking the wheatberries and everything turned quite ugly and fermented. Nothing grew.
So I went to my regular organic shop and asked the proprietor to help me choose the freshest wheatberries in his shop. He said he had tried expired wheatberries and it doesn't grow.
Among the packs, we chose this.
He said it should be of a lighter colour, large in size and of uniform size. That shows it's still fresh.
So I used the same procedure - wet the soil, put a layer of wheatberries, then cover it with a thin layer of soil again. Cover overnight with a wet tissue paper, and the next day, it started to sprout!
That was 3 days ago...
Here's my new pot!
Now, the cats get a generous dose of wheatgrass every day. They love it. Even Rosie and Ginger like it.
I also chew on wheatgrass daily...!
Here are some of the wheatgrass benefits for pets
- Nutritionally complete food
- Studies by scientists have shown it to never be toxic in animals or humans
- Gives energy & stamina
- Reverses illness
- Protection of toxins- including aging and combats free radicals
- Rejuvenates blood
- Helps shed pounds by detoxifying the body
- DNA repair
- Blood cleansing and building abilities of chlorophyll
- Builds blood and stimulates circulation
- Stimulates and regenerates the liver
- Deodorizes body
Wheatgrass is absolutely safe for pets. All pets. This includes dogs, cats, hamsters, etc. In fact, because it has so many nutrients and a high concentration of chlorophyll it will do nothing but good for them. Cats and dogs can digest the wheatgrass fiber well, unlike humans, which bodies do better with wheatgrass juice.
Here are some of the ways you can help your pets get wheatgrass into their diets
I believe that most animals instinctively know what’s good for them when presented the choice.
Homemade food: If you make your own cat or dog food, be sure to include wheatgrass in the mix. Add it to your blender, food processor or meat grinder when making the food.
Homemade treats: Include some fiber in your treats to add extra nutrition.
Wounds: If your pet happens to get in a little accident and has some open wounds, then make a poultice with the pulp and juice and apply directly on the wound, secured with a cloth or bandage if possible. If not, use the juice to clean it out as a rinse.
A tray left out for a snack: I prefer to leave a small tray of wheatgrass next to their food bowl whenever I can. This way, they can have a healthy snack anytime of day.
Add it to their water bowl: By adding some fresh wheatgrass juice to thier water, they will get the most benefit. You could even put just a little in a tiny bowl for them, to lick it up.
You’ll want to give them less then .5 oz of juice to start for small animals, and if it’s a big dog, they should be able to handle 1 oz. But be careful, it might give them a lot of energy so you might need to have a shot of juice yourself!
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