If you happen to be a feline lover and a green thumb, always ensure that both your cat and plants are out of harm’s way. To make a garden cat-friendly, it is best to cultivate plants that are harmless to your feline friend and avoid those that are highly toxic to them. So, what are these plants? Below is a well-detailed infographic to get you started.
Another poisonous outdoor plant is the marijuana. Although there are many clinical studies that can prove the efficacy of cannabis to humans, its benefits to cats are not reliable. It I strongly recommended to keep cats away from marijuana, preventing the animal from getting poisoned. If cats consume this plant, it can result in incoordination, depression, vomiting, seizures, and a slow heart rate.
While there are toxic outdoor plants to take note, it is also important to know that there are poisonous indoor plants. If your cat happens to be a home buddy, then keep it away from your aloe vera plant. Prevent your pet from consuming the latex part of the aloe as it causes a mild upset stomach and severe diarrhea, which can be fatal to the animal when not properly medicated.
Don’t be fooled by their beauty as lilies are toxic to cats. Not all cat owners are aware of the intoxication that this flower can cause. VetWest revealed the possibility of a kidney failure if cats are chewing on lilies. All parts of the plant are toxic, and the worse part is that the main culprit of the renal problem is still unknown. To know if your kitty has been lily toxicity, watch out for the common symptoms like appetite loss, depression, and vomiting.
Happy Gardening!! And thanks for the contribution Miranda.