While we know cats are carnivores, it’s no secret they love to chew plants. Maybe it is out of boredom or maybe they’re simply curious but chewing the
While we know cats are carnivores, it’s no secret they love to chew plants. Maybe it is out of boredom or maybe they’re simply curious but chewing the wrong plant could be disastrous for them. In this video, Dr. Louise Murray from the ASPCA talks about what plants can be dangerous for cats to ingest including lilies, daffodils and tulips. Even plants that may be safe on their own could be hazardous if they have been sprayed with fertilizer or pesticides. For a full list of both harmful and safe plants, visit www.aspca.org.
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