If you have a furry friend in your home, chances are they will be interested in your houseplants. Scratch them, knock them over or chew on them. Unfortunately some plants are not pet friendly and can be toxic to your furry friend.
I always get the questions. How do you keep Nemo from messing with your plants? The truth is, Nemo is 17 years old, she doesn't really have any interest or have time to mess with the plants. Her time is usually spent, sleeping at least 22 hours a day, and only getting up to eat, use her litter and giving me cuddles.
However that's not to say that she sometimes doesn't want to chew on the ends of the PonyTail Palm or the Spider Plant to help her digestive system. She does seem to have a sense on which plants are safe for her and which ones aren't. The way I prevent Nemo from chewing on these two plants is getting her, her own plant. Cat grass is a great plant to get for your cat. Not only are they fun for your kitty, but they will also benefit from helping their digestive system and help with hairball control.
You can find cat grass at your local grocery or pet store.
There are so many beautiful houseplants that are non-toxic and pet friendly. Visit the ASPCA website for a complete list of all the houseplants that you can get that are safe for either cats or dogs.
Here is a video about Nemo and our story. I also share some of my experience and tips on how I trained Nemo to stay away from plants when she was a kitten.