Cats vs. Houseplants – A Happy Medium?

For those of us with houseplants, we sometimes notice the leaves look a bit…chewed up from time to time.  Cats are notorious for chewing on things they shouldn’t, but can cats and houseplants coexist?

Most of the time, keeping plants out of areas where cats play, or spraying the leaves with bitter tasting spray can leave cats with a bad taste in their mouth (literally) and they will learn to leave the plants alone.  Some plants can survive if you use apple cider vinegar and water mixture.  Cats will not like that taste (most won’t anyway).

Also, putting large rocks over the potted soil can sometimes discourage cats from playing and digging in the dirt.

If you need more help with this issue, here is an article that gives more complete information that will hopefully help stop our ever curious kitties from digging!

 

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About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on March 29, 2012, in Tips and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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