If you’re anything like me, you’re an animal lover extraordinaire who also happens to love plants and flowers. With furry babies all around the house, inside and out, I’m extremely careful about the plants that I grow. After all, cats are likely to nibble on anything that doesn’t nibble on them first, and many plants can make them sick. Some could even kill them.
I’ve always known that the beautiful Spider Plant is safe because my mom always had about 5 or 6 of them while I was growing up – and we always had cats and dogs. One of our cats, a cross-eyed gorgeous Siamese named Solo, loved nothing more than stalking and chewing on Spider Plants. Since he lived to be as old as Methuselah, I figured this was a non-toxic plant.
There were a few plants that I wasn’t so sure about, so I researched them this morning using my favorite source: ASPCA’s Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants for Cats, Dogs, and Horses – I love how thorough they are! It’s easiest if you know the name of the plant that you’re wondering about – then all you have to do is search for the results. They’ll let you know if this plant is toxic (dangerous) or non-toxic (safe). There is an option where you can see only plants that are toxic or non-toxic for cats, dogs, or horses – or you can opt to include all 3.
If you’re wondering about any plants, check out their databse – it’s incredible.