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Last edited at 11:00AM on 7/15/2012
There are some plants that are toxic to cats. You should do your research to find out which ones they are. Cats can safely eat catnip and grass. Cats, domestic and wild, eat grass deliberately to throw-up. It cleans their stomachs of hairballs, it's necessary to their overall health. That is why people think cats eat grass because their stomachs are upset or to soothe their tummies.
Cats eat plants for many reasons. Cats in the wild eat plants as a source of fiber. Some cats may just like the way it tastes or feels in their mouths. They don't know which plants are safe to eat and which are hazardous.
It depends on what plant your cat is eating there is many reasons! One reason you might want to pay attention to is when they are down and lazy for the day and they are eating plants it means that their stomach is upset with them. Some plants to cats give great calcium think vegtibles
Most house plants are poisonous you can get a list from poison control or a vet will have the list. Many garden plants are as well, so wash children's' hands, as well your own. Cat's won't randomly touch plants, Hehe Grass is needed to aid digestion. Cat nip as well as cat grass, both can be grown indoors.
Go to your local pet store and you can buy grass seed that you can grow indoors (if your cat is an indoor cat). Your cat can have the grass available to eat when it has an upset stomach anytime. The cats I have owned always ate grass.
1 year ago
Last edited at 8:16AM on 7/15/2012
You can buy cat grass, mine loves it. Make sure it hasn't been treated with pesticides. Don't use the seeds for your lawn. They sell it in most pet stores / or pet isles in Target / Wal-Mart. I don't know much about house plants, I know poinsettia ( @ Christmas time are poisonous) Try catster.com they have a lot of info on cats there. You can also grow catnip.
Grass is okay if not sprayed with insect or weed killer.Also Poinsettia plants which are poison to cats.Cat treats are good if given a few at a time.Also you can grow types of grass indoors but check first at pet stores.Our cat was 20 years old when she passed.
No, as long as it is not sprayed by weedkiller. It helps them clear out their bodies if they ate something bad. (Grass will cause them to puke) So, let's say they eat something that they feel is bad, they eat grass and it helps.
If they are outside plants, that may harm him, because of bugs carrying around a lot of diseases, that humans and animals get if you eat the plant, but if they are indoor, and have always been indoor, then I would say that's fine. You can but cat grass, at the pet store, and it is perfectly safe for them to eat that :')
As noted by most answerers, eating grass and ferns are not hazardous to cats. Plant material cannot be digested by cats. They eat it to clear out their intestinal tracts.
However, since your cat is eating "a lot" by your reckoning, then it could be a symptom of something different. There could be an iron deficiency in the blood or your cat could have an intestinal parasite.
If your cat is eating more than just a few blades of grass each day, then a visit to the vet may be in order. If the cat is devouring other plants, observe how the cat is doing it. If cat is mostly playing and wrestling with the leaves, then it is just a game. If the cat is chewing down on a leaf like a caterpillar (pun intended), then you talk to a vet.
No (unless the plants are poisonous). Cats were once in the wild, so they're just a little curious and nosy. However, be careful and make sure the plants do not have pesticides, chemicals, etc. Also, some bugs can carry diseases, so watch out! Otherwise, they're harmless!
they eat plants and grass when they have an upset stomach..and it makes them throw up anything they last ate. make sure all loose stuff is put up doors closed. and there is some spray u can get at a pet store to prevent ur cats from eating them...i had cats i should know
Animals have instincts to eat certain things in response the other things. If your Cat is eating plants it's doing it for a reason, it wont eat anything harmful to it. Usually animals eat plants because of there digestive system. If this goes on for several months, you might want to consider taking it to the vet. Not because the plant eating is harmful, but you could possibly fix the problem by getting a cat food with more potassium, or nutrients.
Generally, cats and dogs will eat grass and plants if they lack certain nutrients in their diet, or if they are suffering from a digestive upset. Indoor pets are particularly prone to craving plant substances because they are not getting it from their food. If your pet is confined to indoors, it's a good idea to feed it "indoor" pet food which will give it the nutrients it is lacking. It knows what it needs. It's up to you to give it to them.