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What exactly are cat safe plants? They are plants proven to be non-toxic and generally non irritating in any way to our friends, the cats. Plants are wonderful to have in and around the house. But if you have a cat, you need to know if your favorite house plant could possibly hurt your feline companion, or if it’s really OK for him.
This article and the follow up, Cat Toxic Plants will help you learn the difference. If only nurseries would include a category for cat safe plants, things would be so much simpler! A beautiful bouquet of lilies, for instance will kill your cat if he eats them. MUST be kept away from cats. If however, you cat wants to munch on your African Violets, he will be just fine! There is no way to identify cat safe plants visually. I will freely admit that I have not done all the research regarding the cat safe plants listed here.
Lilacs are NOT toxic to cats! Of course, you should not let them chew on them alot since it may irritate their mouth, but due to their bitter taste, that is unlikely to happen. So now that you know you can go ahead and bring some of that gorgeous scent and beautiful color indoors! Cat Lady note: However, it is important to keep in mind that even plants considered to be non-toxic can produce minor stomach upset if ingested. In addition roses have thorns, which could cause injury to curious noses, mouths and paws. Because of this, it is still a good idea to discourage your cat from nibbling on them. As a cat lover, I have long wanted a list for my own use that would tell me not only which plants are toxic to cats, but also which ones are safe.