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Cat chewing on your houseplants? Here’s what to do

This article contains: cat eating behaviour plants

Q: How do I stop my cat eating my houseplants? I did have a spider plant, but she ate most of that and then acted oddly.

A: Great care must be taken with cats around houseplants, as some – lilies, for example – can be very dangerous to them. Most cats will, from time to time, eat a bit of roughage, and should be provided with a tray of cat grass to nibble on. You can buy seed from garden centres or on the internet, and the grass is quick and easy to grow.

The Feline Advisory Bureau (www.fabcats.org) offers advice on plants that are toxic to cats. As your cat has a habit of eating your houseplants, you should check out what plants you have and remove any potential hazards.

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