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Plants That Are Safe for Cats

June 15 2016

Have you ever found your kitty nibbling on your houseplants? Have you decided to keep Fluffy indoors, but want to give her a taste of the outside? Why not make Fluffy an indoor cat garden? Many cat-safe plants are easy to grow, and can make a wonderful addition to any room, porch, or patio. A Myrtle Beach, SC vet lists some kitty-safe plants in this article.

Wheat Grass

Wheat grass is popular as a healthy supplement for people, and it’s good for Fluffy, too. Often sold in pet stores as cat grass, wheat grass contains beneficial vitamins and nutrients such as riboflavin, Vitamin E, and folic acid.


Many kitties love this pretty plant, which will also help keep your home smelling nice and fresh. Lemongrass is also safe for Fluffy to eat: in fact, it actually has antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Did you know that parsley contains vitamins A, B, and C, as well as beta-carotene and potassium? It’s also good for Fluffy’s breath! Rosemary and thyme are also safe for your feline buddy. Plus, you’ll be able to use fresh herbs when cooking.


Fluffy’s favorite plant is easy to grow! We all know how catnip can make our feline friends act hilariously goofy for a few minutes. You can also make it into a relaxing tea for yourself. Catnip is part of the mint family, so its cousins, mint and peppermint, are also safe for kitties.


Zinnias and marigolds are both safe for cats. African violets are also non-toxic to kitties, and are very easy to grow!

Spider Plants

Spider plants are very popular houseplants, and with good reason. They’re attractive, and simple to grow. They are also safe for cats, although that doesn’t mean the plant is going to be safe from your cat: many furballs absolutely love eating spider plants!

Potted Trees

If you want a larger plant, consider getting a rubber tree plant. These are great for bad gardeners: they’re almost impossible to kill. Ponytail palms and money trees are also safe for Fluffy.


These are just a few cat-friendly plants. There are many more! You can find a full list of both safe and unsafe plants on the ASPCA website. Do you have any questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your local Myrtle Beach, SC animal hospital, today!

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