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Grass seeds.

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by LisaJane, May 27, 2010.


  1. LisaJane

    LisaJane PetForums Newbie

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    Do grass seeds get stuck it cats paws?

    The lawn in my garden is a bit patchy and ideally I'd like to just put grass seed down. But I have a 9 month old cat who really enjoys playing outside. I don't want to have to keep her indoors. Will she be ok?
     
  2. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    The occasional might get stuck but I am not sure why that should harm your cat.

    What is your worry?

    Welcome to the pf by the way! :thumbup:
     
  3. LisaJane

    LisaJane PetForums Newbie

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    My worry is that grass seeds have pointed ends. Thats why I think they might hurt her.
     
  4. hobbs2004

    hobbs2004 PetForums VIP

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    Oh, ok! Personally, I doubt that anything would happen even she ate one. Mine chew branches, raw bones, and chewy treats - all of which can have pointy or sharp corners. :D

    Edit: My one-tracked mind was thinking about you worrying about her eating it :lol: Ooops sorry. You mean stuck in their paw, don't you? :eek: Considering the other pointy things a cat outside walks (gravel etc) I don't think she will come to any harm. Perhaps check the paws in the evenings though just to make sure
     
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    billyboysmammy PetForums VIP

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    ok

    yes there is a minimal risk of grass seeds getting stuck, they can get stuck in all sorts of places from behing the soft palate, between the paw pads, in eyelids and in the ears. Its one of the more common seasonal things your vet will deal with in cats.

    However the risk is still fairly minimal i would think, and the softened germinating seeds will be less harm than the hardened dry ones.
     
  6. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    I think its more a problem for dogs :rolleyes: welocme to the pf by the way :D
     
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