It is important to recognize plants that are not poisonous to cats, in order to be able to leave them free in the house or on the terrace. Let’s see together what they are.
We all know that cats are very curious and put their noses everywhere, for this reason it is necessary to know what it is possible to keep in the house without causing damage to the health of the feline.
To avoid health problems in your cat, we recommend some types of plants that you can keep on your terrace or at home without any worries.
Plants not harmful to cats
Cats are used to sniffing every new object introduced into the house or simply decorative plants. Some plants can be poisonous to the cat and therefore must be kept away from the animal.
But there are also plants that can be kept indoors without problems, as they do not cause any damage to the cat’s health.
Here is a small list of plants that you can keep within reach of the feline without problems. Reminding you that some of them can even be beneficial for the cat.
One of the beneficial plants for cats and also for humans is aloe vera. This plant can be kept both indoors and out on the balcony or terrace. The benefits of aloe vera on cats are many, here are some:
- Relieves symptoms of cat dermatitis
- Wound healing
- Antibiotic properties
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Regenerating properties
It is necessary to know that if the cat eats a small amount of this plant it has beneficial powers, in the event that the cat consumes huge quantities it could present gastrointestinal problems. So it’s important to keep it out of the cat‘s reach.
One of the most present decorative plants in homes and beyond is the orchid plant. this plant is very demanding as it needs a lot of care.
If your cat likes to nibble on plants, we advise you not to buy this plant not because it is toxic to the cat, as it does not cause any disturbance, but because the orchid is a very delicate plant.
Aromatic plants in addition to giving beautiful colors on the terrace are also very useful in the kitchen and are often used as natural remedies, even for pets. These types of plants are not toxic to cats, but there are some that are more suitable for them such as:
- Rosemary: useful for massages, as it is a muscle relaxant
- Mint: an infusion to be inhaled is recommended for cats with respiratory problems
- Parsley: useful for cats suffering from bladder infections
- Thyme: strengthens the immune system and is also useful for fighting various diseases such as cystitis, colic and bronchitis
In addition to being beautiful decoration plants for balconies and terraces, chamomile is useful for eliminating ticks from cats. Furthermore, this plant is also useful for relieving the cat’s conjunctivitis, for cleaning its eyes and if ingested it is useful for gastrointestinal problems.
Catnip and valerian
An absolutely beneficial plant for cats is catnip, as it contains nepelactone, an active ingredient that is capable of stimulating the sensory neurons of the feline.
This plant, as well as valerian, is excellent for stressed cats as it has a tranquilizing power. Also, catnip in particular stimulates the cat‘s mind.
There are other plants that you can keep indoors or out on the patio without causing health problems for your cat, they are:
- Yellow palm