Plants Safe For Cats

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Plants Safe For Cats

I love growing plants indoors, and I have a large collection of house plants. I also have two cats, including one very curious little lady who loves my plants as much as I do (maybe more!). So, it’s a huge relief feeling confident that the plants I’m growing in my house won’t harm my cats. Although, that doesn’t protect my plants from the danger of having cats.
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Plants Safe For Cats

1. Spider plant – When it comes to growing plants indoors, it doesn’t get much easier than spider plants. Not only are they easy to care for, but they also grow well in low-light conditions and can help to clean the air in our homes. Plus they’re really pretty, and even come in a few different varieties. I love my spider plants… although my cats seem to love them too, good thing they’re non-toxic plants! I grow mine in a spot that’s out of reach of my cats (to protect the plants, not the cats).
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Plants Safe For Cats

Herbs and Outdoor Plants For House PlantsYou don’t have to limit your indoor plants to just those marketed as house plants. There are many outdoor plants that enjoy living inside. Here are some herbs, flowers, and other outdoor plants that make safe, attractive house plants: Catnip Basil Cilantro Rosemary Parsley (may cause digestive upset in large quantities but is not fatal) Lemon Balm In addition to being lovely, child and pet friendly plants, herbs can be used to make natural cleaners, insect repellents, breath fresheners, grooming products and more.
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Plants Safe For Cats

Safe Plants Make Happy HomesAs long as you practice plant safety and choose suitable non-toxic plants, everyone can enjoy your houseplants. Just remember that even a non-toxic plant (even grass) can make a pet appear sick if they eat too much. They may experience vomiting or diarrhea, but the the ingestion of non-toxic plants will not be fatal. Always monitor children when introducing plants. Some children may have skin allergies to certain plants. In these cases, plants can be kept out of reach, or children can be taught not to touch. If pets experience skin allergies, plants may have to be moved to a pet-free area or traded for a plant that doesn’t produce a reaction.
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Plants Safe For Cats

When my cat adopted me last year, the last thing on my mind was checking to make sure my houseplants were safe for pets. Then I accidentally came across an article on pet-safe greenery and the light bulb came on: time to make sure the plants are up to code! This post is dedicated to all you cat and dog owners out there. Keep in mind that today’s featured plants are safe for cats and dogs, but even non-toxic plants may have less-than-ideal effects if ingested. In fact, it’s never a bad idea to check with your local nursery or vet for verification that a plant is in fact pet-safe, and I’ve found the ASPCA website to be incredibly helpful. Here are 6 unique plant finds that will help you create a stylish, pet-friendly interior…
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Plants Safe For Cats

You don’t have to limit your indoor plants to just those marketed as house plants. There are many outdoor plants that enjoy living inside. Here are some herbs, flowers, and other outdoor plants that make safe, attractive house plants: Catnip Basil Cilantro Rosemary Parsley (may cause digestive upset in large quantities but is not fatal) Lemon Balm In addition to being lovely, child and pet friendly plants, herbs can be used to make natural cleaners, insect repellents, breath fresheners, grooming products and more.
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Plants Safe For Cats

Plant Safety Ensure that everyone lives with plants safely by implementing a few rules and practices: Teach children which plants can be touched from an early age. Always insist on handwashing after handling plants or their debris Use red pepper around plants to deter curious pets. If you are still concerned, use hanging pots, baskets, indoor window-boxes, shelves, or tall plant stands to keep plants out of reach. Regularly trim plants and clean up leaves, stems and other debris to prevent a choking risk. Keep large, heavy pots in a stable location so they cannot be tipped over easily, causing injury.
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Plants Safe For Cats

Ensure that everyone lives with plants safely by implementing a few rules and practices: Teach children which plants can be touched from an early age. Always insist on handwashing after handling plants or their debris Use red pepper around plants to deter curious pets. If you are still concerned, use hanging pots, baskets, indoor window-boxes, shelves, or tall plant stands to keep plants out of reach. Regularly trim plants and clean up leaves, stems and other debris to prevent a choking risk. Keep large, heavy pots in a stable location so they cannot be tipped over easily, causing injury.
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More Information On Toxic Plants Gardening With Kids–Fun Plants and Ideas for ChildrenAre you and your child ready to go outdoors and grow plants? Gardening with children is rewarding for everyone. Explore these ideas for making your kid’s garden magical and educational.Ten Toxic House-plants to Avoid Around Children and PetsHouse plants, though beautiful and purifying, can be potentially toxic to pets and children if improperly supervised. Know which plants you have, how toxic they are, and what the symptoms of poisoning are.
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As long as you practice plant safety and choose suitable non-toxic plants, everyone can enjoy your houseplants. Just remember that even a non-toxic plant (even grass) can make a pet appear sick if they eat too much. They may experience vomiting or diarrhea, but the the ingestion of non-toxic plants will not be fatal. Always monitor children when introducing plants. Some children may have skin allergies to certain plants. In these cases, plants can be kept out of reach, or children can be taught not to touch. If pets experience skin allergies, plants may have to be moved to a pet-free area or traded for a plant that doesn’t produce a reaction.
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Houseplants Should Be Chosen With CareAny plant can be dangerous when it is brought indoors, where it can be accessed by children or pets. Even plants that are considered non-toxic have the potential to cause reactions in certain individuals. A plant that isn’t necessarily dangerous to eat might still cause a skin reaction in a child or pet with a sensitivity. However, the health benefits of having houseplants far outweighs the risks, as long as you choose your plants with care and establish a few household rules regarding the foliage. Plants can: Purify the air Provide oxygen Enhance your décor In another article, I listed 10 plants that are toxic to both children and pets. Some readers and friends contacted me about a list of safe plants to use instead. Here are some safer alternatives, that can still provide you with lovely, living décor.
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Any plant can be dangerous when it is brought indoors, where it can be accessed by children or pets. Even plants that are considered non-toxic have the potential to cause reactions in certain individuals. A plant that isn’t necessarily dangerous to eat might still cause a skin reaction in a child or pet with a sensitivity. However, the health benefits of having houseplants far outweighs the risks, as long as you choose your plants with care and establish a few household rules regarding the foliage. Plants can: Purify the air Provide oxygen Enhance your décor In another article, I listed 10 plants that are toxic to both children and pets. Some readers and friends contacted me about a list of safe plants to use instead. Here are some safer alternatives, that can still provide you with lovely, living décor.
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Cats will chew on plants. And, because they love to climb and explore, it is difficult to keep plants out of their reach. Therefore, if you are going to have plants in your house, or if you let your cat out in your yard, you need to be able to accurately identify the plants to which your cat will be exposed. When in doubt, however, it is best to remove the plant from your home.
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After reading the great list of 30 Plants That Can Detox The Air In Your Home over at Sound Body Life, we started wondering which of these plants are safe for cats and dogs.  While I’d love the air in my home to be more healthy and of a higher quality, I definitely wouldn’t want to inadvertently poison a furry friend.  To that end our crack team of researchers has cross referenced the list of 30 plants highlighted in the Sound Body Life article with the data that’s offered by the ASPCA.
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2. Palms – There are tons of different types of palms, and they make excellent indoor plants that are safe for cats and dogs. Areca, bamboo palm, parlor and ponytail are some of the most common indoor palm plants, and they are all pretty easy to grow too. Plus palm plants don’t need a lot of light, which makes them great for growing in just about any room of the house.

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