|There are certain poisonous plants for cats lurking in your home that can cause vomiting, nausea and even worse…death.
In some cases, only parts of a particular plant are poisonous, in other cases, it’s the entire plant. For example, every part of the lily plant is extremely poisonous to cats and consuming even a small amount of any part of the lily plant could cause a cat to suffer kidney or liver damage within a few hours.
For a list of plants poisonous to cats along with plant photos and toxic symptoms, visit the ASPCA or The Cat Fanciers Association.
How to Keep Cats from Nibbling on Plants Poisonous For Cats
Other than ridding your home of poisonous plants, one way to prevent your cat from nibbling on your plants is by making sure that your plants (poisonous or not) are out of reach of your cat.
Another solution is growing cat grass for your cat and training it to nibble on the cat grass rather than your plants. In addition to its health benefits, cat grass (sometimes referred to as catgrass or pet grass), will satisfy your cat’s craving for grass. If your cat has taken to nibbling on your plants, it could be a sign that your cat has a craving for vegetation.
Lucy’s Cat Grass sells a variety of seed kits and seeds for growing cat grass for your pet including oat grass, wheat grass and our very own unique variety, Lucy’s Special Buck Oat Grass.
Cat grass is easy to grow and provides pet owners with a simple and safe way for them to keep their pets safe from poisonous plants.
If you have questions about whether a particular plant is poisonous for cats or suspect that your cat has eaten a part of a poisonous plant you should immediately contact your veterinarian.