Science College, General Science Dept
PLANTS AND CATS
Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor. But, if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a deadly enemy.
If you are in doubt, check the library or internet for complete listings of plants poisonous to cats. We found that many lilies, in particular, are dangerous to cats. Should your feline friend eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the cat to your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you can, take the plant with you for ease of identification.
You can prevent your cat from chewing on plants by misting the leaves then sprinkling them with cayenne pepper. You might also want to consider planting a container of grass (regular grass, not the drug) for your cat. If your cats are digging in your pots, go to your local hobby/craft store and buy a few pieces of plastic needlepoint canvas. Someone also suggested that screen wire will also serve the same purpose. Trim it to the shape of the pot, cut a slit in it and then a hole in the center for the plant. Rest it on top of the soil and your cat will be unable to dig.
Any plant that looks like a variation of grass is likely going to be considered food to a cat, so it's best to keep them in hanging pots well out of reach.
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