Cats and Eating Plants
Every once in a while, many cats like to munch on or play with plant leaves. Most of the time this is nothing bad, but if there is a plant that is poisonous to cats (think Poinsettias) it can be an issue. Just to make sure that your cat doesn’t eat something bad, it is probably best to make sure your cat stays away from any plants.
The best way to do this is to make the plant unappealing, spraying it with bitter apple or vinegar will usually deter a cat from going after and eating the plant. Limit their time that they are around a plant, perhaps putting it in another room if you do not want to use the bitter apple spray.
You may also try to play with them and do something interactive to get their mind off the plant and onto playing, it keeps them active and healthy and not to mention it will tire them out, causing them to have a nap, and keeping them away from the plant.
If you cannot get your cat to leave the plants alone, growing some cat safe cat grass is an alternative, they can munch on it anytime and you don’t have to worry about them getting ill or poisoned.
Remember, DO NOT punish, hit, punch, slap your cat for going after something. Always try to redirect or prevent it by using the spray. Cats are naturally curious, so doing something like this is not out of the ordinary.
For more information on why cats chew plants and how to stop them from doing so, this article is quite helpful.
Posted on November 8, 2012, in Health, Tips, Uncategorized and tagged bitter apple spray, cat grass, cats, cats and plants, cats and play, cats and poisonous plants, cats eating plants, plants. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.