MOG, Edible Pet Grass, FAQs
to make the MOG experience worth it!
What is MOG?
MOG stands for Munch On Grass, and it's the name of our Edible Pet Grass line of products.
What is Edible Pet Grass?
It’s the sprout of a cerealgrass seed (wheat, barley, oats, etc.). It looks like a bean sprout, but it grows from the barley, wheat, oats or whatever type of seed is used. Maybe you’re already familiar with its use in the health food industry or in juice bars. As sprouts, cereal grasses are generally viable for up to a week before they begin to fade and lose their nutritional benefits.
What are the nutritional benefits of Edible Pet Grass?
Edible Pet Grass provides a rich source of chlorophyll, protein and fiber! The grass is also high in vitamins and minerals, as well as enzymes and antioxidants. Along with all the important nutrients, there is no better source of gentle fiber for a healthy digestive system and hairball remedies.
MOG Care Tips
How long will my Edible Grass last?
Since Edible Grass is actually cerealgrass (barley, wheat, etc.) sprouts, it helps to think of it as produce and care for it in a similar way. The average lifespan of wheatgrass is about 3 to 6 days, depending on a variety of factors like the temperature, humidity, contamination etc.
The good news is there are things you can do to extend the life, like: storing the grass in the refrigerator when your pet is napping, sleeping or out of the home living their best life. You should also cut a portion size from the grass that your pet will eat in one sitting to avoid contaminating the grass which would reduce it's life. You can always just trim the ends of the grass and sprinkle it on your pet's food as well.
How often should I water the Edible Pet Grass?
Watering the grass without a proper hyroponic setup will actually reduce the life of the grass, so we recommend to refrain from waterin the grass at all.
How can I get rid of gnats and fruit flies around the Edible Pet Grass?
Oh, you mean the little flies buzzing around your plants? Those guys are harmless and natural — they’re attracted to the moisture in your plants just like any other produce you have in your kitchen. They can’t survive in the cold! So, if you see them buzzing around your Edible Pet Grass, all you have to do is take the grass outside and give it a few good shakes and they’ll fly off — then, put the grass in the fridge for an hour (or two) to make sure they don't return.
We highly recommend keeping the grass refirgerated at all times and only cutting small portions of it for your pet, which can be tossed at the end of a sitting or at the end of the day.
Why is there mold on my Edible Pet Grass?
Mold in hydroponically grown edible pet grass is caused by humidity and comtamination; it grows close to the roots of the grass. The mold color can vary from white to black - the darker the color the harder it is to get rid of the mold. This type of mold is seen in organic product products. It's best to dispose of the edible grass once you see the mold as it is harmful for your pet.
This is why we highly recommend keeping the grass refirgerated at all times and only cutting small portions of it for your pet, which can be tossed at the end of a sitting or at the end of the day.
Why is the Edible Pet Grass turning yellow?
The edible pet grass can turn yellow for anumber of reasons.
If the grass is limp and is flightly brownish around the edges with pale green or yellow blades then it means that the grass may be getting too much water (remember you should not water the grass) or too much heat. You can try to reverse this by placing the grass in a spot that has fresh and dry air to allow it to dry itself out.
Another reason could be the lack of light, this is usually the reason if you see bright yellow color starting at the roots. Just set the grass in a bright area where it can get indirect sunlight for a few hours, and it should be all good.
Finally, the most common reason is that your Edible Pet Grass has reached the end of it's life and you need to replace it.
MOG Feeding Tips
How do I feed Edible Pet Grass to my pet?
Feed your pet a small handful of the edible grass as a fresh supplement and to add variety to your pet’s diet. If your pets seem unsure of the new treat, try spritzing the blade with water. Once they lick the droplets, they will often nibble on the blades out of curiosity.
For more seasoned grass-eaters, cut a portion size (varies from pet to pet) and place the grass in an accessible spot for your pet so they can enjoy their greens as they please. At the end of their sitting or at the end of the day, just dispose the leftover grass.
What is the recommended daily portion size of Edible Pet Grass for my pet?
Just like anything new, if your pet isn't used to eating grass as part of their diet, then it’s a really good idea to start them off with just a little bit at a time. Do this by just cutting small portions of the grass, with or without the roots, and giving it to your pet. As your pet gets comfortable with the grass, you can increase the portion little by little.
We highly recommend consulting with your veterinarian to determine the best amount to feed your particular pet(s).
Can dogs and other pets eat the grass?
Yes, many pets enjoy and benefit from Edible Grass in their diets, including dogs, birds, rabbits, hamsters and reptiles, as well as horses, cattle, sheep, lambs and goat.
We recommend checking with your veterinarian for the appropriate amount and feeding method for your particular pet(s).
Why does my pet crave grass?
Many experts believe that greens — grasses and leaves — were a large part of the diet of wild animals. But today, it’s hard to find many greens in commercial pet foods. When in the wild, animals would get green nutrients through their prey's digestive tract.
Cereal grasses, such as barley and wheatgrass, provide vital nutrients that are necessary for maintaining the health of your domesticated pets. As an alternative for domesticated animals, cereal grasses provide a rich source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. They also provide chlorophyll, which helps to cleanse the blood as well as promote regularity, thus keeping your pet healthy and happy.