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Cat Grass

Marty11
February 9th, 2010, 09:55 AM
Can anyone tell me if this is good to have for my newly adopted cat? Will it make her vomit? I've noticed she is a plant eater anyways. Was wondering if there was an advantage to having cat grass for her to eat.

Love4himies
February 9th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Cat grass can make a kitty vomit, but the cats seem to love chewing on it. I buy it for my cats in the winter when they don't have grass to chomp on outside.

ownedbycats
February 9th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Advantage: cat grass is a safe, non-poisonous plant. Many house plants are toxic, or can be in large enough quantities or over a period of time.

14+kitties
February 9th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Yes please. Let your cat eat all the grass she wants. It aids with digestion.
An interesting article I found quite some time ago when looking for something else.
http://www.articlealley.com/article_185160_54.html
Please be careful about the plants you let your cat chew on. Many of them, as noted by ownedbycats, are deadly to your kitty. Here is an up to date list of poisonous plants from..
http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/veterinary_stuff/poisonous_plants1.htm

Poisonous Plants for Pets

Plants add needed finishing touches to any decor. For dogs and cats, that plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are poisonous plants (both indoor and outdoor plants) that must be avoided if there are dogs or cats in the environment.

While in some cases, just parts of the plant (bark, leaves, seeds, berries, roots, tubers, sprouts, green shells) might be poisonous, this list rules the whole plant out. If you must have any of them, keep them safely out of reach.

Should the dog or cat eat part of a poisonous plant, rush the dog or cat to the veterinarian as soon as possible or call your local poison control center. If available, take the plant to the veterinarian for ease of identification.


Here's that list of poisonous plants…

Alocasia
Amaryllis
Apricot
Arrowgrass
Avocado
Azalea
Baneberry
Bayonet
Bear Grass
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Black-eyed Susan
Black Locust
Bleeding Heart
Bloodroot
Bluebonnet
Boxwood
Buckeyes
Burning Bush
Buttercup
Cactus
Candelabra
Caladium
Cherry - Domestic and Wild
Cherry, Ground
Cherry
Chinaberry
Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum
Clematis
Cornflower
Corydalis
Crocus, Autumn
Crown of Thorns
Cyclamen
Daffodil
Daphne
Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas
Delphinium
Dicentra
Dumb Cane
Eggplant
Elderberry
Elephant Ear
Euonymus
Evergreen
Ferns
Flax
Four O'clock
Foxglove
Golden Glow
Gopher Purge
Hellebore
Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Water
Holly
Horse Beans
Horse Brush
Horse Chestnuts
Hyacinth
Hydrangea
Iris
Ivy
Jack in the Pulpit
Java Beans
Jasmine
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimson Weed
Jonquil
Jungle Trumpets
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Lily
Lily, Spider
Lily of the Valley
Locoweed
Lupine
Marigold
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Monkshood
Morning Glory
Mushrooms
Mustard
Narcissus (Daffodil)
Nightshade
Oleander
Peach
Peony
Philodendron
Pimpernel
Poinciana
Poinsettia
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Pokeweed
Poppy
Potato (especially the green parts)
Privet, Common
Rhododendron
Rhubarb Leaves
Rosary Pea
Rubber Plant
Scotch Broom
Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrops
Snow on the Mountain
Staggerweed
Star of Bethlehem
Sweet Pea
Tansy
Tobacco
Tomato
Virginia Creeper
Weeping Fig
Wild Call
Wisteria
Helpful Links:
Animal Poison Control Phone Number: 1 (800) 232-8870

Another list. This does not mean the whole plant but sometimes parts but is best to keep them out of reach regardless

Plants Poisonous to Cats
Almond (Pits of)
Aloe Vera
Apple (seeds)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (Pits of)
Arrowgrass
Asparagus Fern
Autumn Crocus
Avacado (fuit and pit)
Azalea
Belladonna
Bluebonnet
Boxwood
Branching Ivy
Buckeyes
Buddist Pine
Burning Bush


Cactus, Candelabra
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Ceriman
Charming Dieffenbachia
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
Cherry, most wild varieties
Cherry, ground
Cherry, Laurel
Chinaberry
Chinese Evergreen
Christmas Rose
Chrysanthemum
Cineria
Clematis
Cordatum
Coriaria
Cornflower
Corn Plant
Cornstalk Plant
Croton
Corydalis
Crocus, Autumn
Crown of Thorns
Cuban Laurel
Cutleaf Philodendron
Cycads
Cyclamen

Daffodil
Daphne
Datura
Deadly Nightshade
Death Camas
Devil's Ivy
Delphinium
Decentrea
Dieffenbachia
Dracaena Palm
Dragon Tree
Dumb Cane

Easter Lily *
Eggplant
Elaine
Elderberry


Elephant Ear
Emerald Feather
English Ivy
Eucalyptus
Euonymus
Evergreen

Ferns
Fiddle-leaf fig
Florida Beauty
Flax
Four O'Clock
Foxglove
Fruit Salad Plant

Geranium
German Ivy
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier IvyGolden Chain
Gold Dieffenbachia
Gold Dust Dracaena
Golden Glow
Golden Pothos
Gopher Purge

Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Heartland Philodendron
Hellebore
Hemlock, Poison
Hemlock, Water
Henbane
Holly
Honeysuckle
Horsebeans
Horsebrush
Horse Chestnuts
Hurricane Plant
Hyacinth
Hydrangea

Indian Rubber Plant
Indian Tobacco
Iris
Iris Ivy

Jack in the Pulpit
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily *
Java Beans
Jessamine
Jerusalem Cherry
Jimson Weed
Jonquil
Jungle Trumpets

Kalanchoe

Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lantana
Larkspur
Laurel
Lily
Lily Spider
Lily of the Valley
Locoweed
Lupine

Madagascar Dragon Tree
Marble Queen
Marigold
Marijuana
Mescal Bean
Mexican Breadfruit
Miniature Croton
Mistletoe
Mock Orange
Monkshood
Moonseed
Morning Glory
Mother-in Law's Tongue
Morning Glory
Mountain Laurel
Mushrooms


Narcissus
Needlepoint Ivy
Nephytis
Nightshade

Oleander
Onion
Oriental Lily *

Peace Lily
Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Pencil Cactus
Peony
Periwinkle
Philodendron
Pimpernel
Plumosa Fern
Poinciana
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Poison Hemlock
Poison Ivy
Poison Oak
Pokeweed
Poppy
Potato
Pothos
Precatory Bean
Primrose
Privet, Common

Red Emerald
Red Princess
Red-Margined Dracaena
Rhododendron
Rhubarb
Ribbon Plant
Rosemary Pea
Rubber Plant

Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Sago Palm
Satin Pothos
Schefflera
Scotch Broom
Silver Pothos
Skunk Cabbage
Snowdrops
Snow on the Mountain
Spotted Dumb Cane
Staggerweed
Star of Bethlehem
String of Pearls
Striped Dracaena
Sweetheart Ivy
Sweetpea
Swiss Cheese plant

Tansy Mustard
Taro Vine
Tiger Lily *
Tobacco
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tree Philodendron
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
Tulip
Tung Tree

Virginia Creeper

Water Hemlock
Weeping Fig
Wild Call
Wisteria

Yews --
e.g. Japanese Yew
English Yew
Western Yew
American Yew

List compiled by Jeffrey D. Rakes

Jim Hall
February 9th, 2010, 08:55 PM
lol thats quite a list !!

theres a few diiferent kinds of grass and u probably know about good fresh catnip

14+kitties
February 9th, 2010, 10:43 PM
lol thats quite a list !!

theres a few diiferent kinds of grass and u probably know about good fresh catnip

:D I know. If there is a way to merge the two lists together and then delete the doubles it would be great. I have been going through them and deleting the doubles but that is taking forever!!
Oatgrass is the one that I have found in this area for cats. It grows very quickly. Gets destroyed very quickly too. :rolleyes:

Jim Hall
February 9th, 2010, 10:49 PM
lol gopher purge

Bina
February 23rd, 2010, 02:36 PM
Marty, yes Cat Grass is a good thing to supply/grow for your house cat.
Try to keep all other house plants out of reach or in other rooms.
Most commonly grown is oat grass.... or mixes of oat,wheat and rye grasses.
You can buy ready to grow kits in many pet supply stores, or you can grow your own.
Thanks for reminding me that I have to grow some more for my own kitties. :)

Marty11
February 23rd, 2010, 03:31 PM
We only have orchids and she does not touch them. I had a pommagranite bonsai tree that she took a liking to. We have a barrier around it. These plants are on a shelf in a sunny window and that is her favourite spot. I took out anything else that was questionable. I will get some cat grass for her.

catlover2
February 24th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Cats will vomit after eating cat grass or other plants. It one of their ways of getting rid of ingested fur in their stomach from licking. Keep the cat grass in the kitchen or somewhere away from carpet areas. Cats often to prefer to throw up on carpet (no splashes to their paws) rather than a bare floor. The vomit can be staining on carpet. A few of my cats I've been able to train to do it on uncarpeted floor, but you really have to catch them in the "retching stage" and whisk them quickly to a floor and praise them while they're doing it there.