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Milo Eating Grass

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The jury is still out as to why cats indulge themselves this way.

Some pet behaviorists speculate this is an instinctive feral trait; a holdover from when cats had to forage for themselves and nibble on grasses to supplement their diet.

Others hypothesize that the grass helps the cat’s digestive process by inducing regurgitation of undigested matter (hairballs).

Here’s a very good article that offers several theories of why cats do this:

Of course, all this high-falutin’ psychobabble doesn’t concern Milo all that much – he just likes to go outdoors and do silly things, like eat grass and chase flies..

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