Beautiful and non-toxic
6 striking plants that are safe for households with cats
February 11, 2020
Is there a method to your cat’s madness? It may not always seem so, but occasionally owners can ascertain the reasons for their feline’s funny little quirks. Cats that can’t leave potted plants alone, for example, but insist on sampling every green leaf that makes its way into a home, may be looking for variety in their diet. Interestingly, they could also be ingesting vegetable matter as a way of dealing with hairballs. Plants’ tough, fibrous leaves act as an emetic in these scenarios, causing the cat to vomit in order to purge themselves of hairballs. Of course, it’s also quite possible that mischievous kitties munch on houseplants for the sheer joy of annoying their owners. Even if your feline friend has never shown any interest in checking out that windowsill salad bar, it’s always best to err on the side of caution. Make sure your home is free of plants that are potentially harmful and instead bring home some beautiful, unusual, and most importantly, non-toxic plants to spruce up your space.