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Do cats know instinctively which plants are safe to eat?

Absolutely not. Lilies, which are very common houseplants, particularly in the spring when people are likely to bring them in for Easter, are one of the most toxic plants for cats, with minimal ...
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What plant is this?

It is Caulerpa algae, although it has roots, stems and leaves (may be C. prolifera or C. floridiana). Tangs, Moorish Idols and other fish eat it. It grew very vigorously in my aquariums and so can ...
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Can I add soda water to my tank to supply CO₂ for my plants?

Soda water uses carbonic acid to produce CO2 so in theory it should work, but it is not that easy: carbonic acid is as the name says an acid, and any type of acid will lower the water's pH too fast ...
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problems when a cat eats cucumber leaves?

Tomato and pepper are in the Nightshade family and toxic, so I'd worry about those, but he can probably tell. I believe cucumber is safe. Many cats enjoy nibbling selected plants. Adding fiber to ...
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Cat ate small amounts of dried daffodil flower, should I be worried?

Why take the risk? You might be right that the amount of daffodil consumed is small enough that it won't affect the cat but on the other hand, you might not. The red flag for me is the throwing up ...
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What, if any, are the risks to a cat that ingests urushiol?

As trond hansen already posted in his link: Cats generally do not have allergic reactions to poison ivy. But hairless cats or cats with very hort hair, as well as cats with areas of exposed skin can ...
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Plant for cat to eat that she won't vomit?

Chlorophytum for one. There are more, way more. But this one is quite safe, or as safe as green stuff is going to be for carnivores. And then there is "cat grass". That seems to be a combination of ...
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Could you add catnip to cat food (canned or dry) to get my cats to eat it?

Cats are very good at picking out what they do and don't like in food, you may not have much luck with catnip. Cats rely mostly on smell and texture, taste is also a factor but it's very low on the ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

You have a few options: 1) Greenies 2) C.E.T Oral hygene chews for cats 3) RC Dental diet or Hills T/D (note for cats we like for them to have a good amount of wet food in their diet). 4) ...
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Can I add soda water to my tank to supply CO₂ for my plants?

First we need to clarify, what is exactly in the bottled water: To make it sparkle, the companies add CO2 gas. (In some dwells this gas was taken by the water, when dropping through the different ...
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Plants suitable/safe for a hamster?

I do know very little about hamsters but i know dandelions and cat grass/wheat grass is safe for hamsters. I found this information on the net http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/...
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What house plants do cats hate?

It's unclear if you want a plant the cat will not eat, or a plant that keeps the cat from that specific area. But here's some tips that might help: This is a tricky one. It will really depend on the ...
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How to stop cats from eating toxic plants?

Is there any way to keep indoor houseplants, and be certain that they are inaccessible to cats? Yes, but it depends on the specifics of your home and how agile your cats are. F.e. you can have pots ...
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Plants for cat dental health?

Yes - meat :D Seriously though, cats are naturally carnivorous and don't really chew as much as slice (but thats being a bit pedantic) in order to keep their teeth clean. Eating grass/plant matter ...
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Cat ate small amounts of dried daffodil flower, should I be worried?

I called a vet and put up a webcam to be able to monitor him. The vet said over the phone that it's probably not a big deal since it came out pretty quickly and there was not much time for it to be ...
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How do I stop my cat from digging at and sleeping in our flower box?

You've got the right idea with trying to make the area unappealing, but unfortunately a spray isn't going to do much (the digging may in fact be at least partially in response to the spray, in an ...
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Why are the leaves of my aquatic plant still yellowing in spite of fertilizing them?

From my POV, you are doing it the wrong way. One of the best fertilizers for aquarium plants is a cycled aquarium. The fish (and other "animals" you may have) make a lot of Nx substances, ...
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How to discourage an apartment cat from disturbing soil?

First, the term "feral" does not mean "outdoorsy." It means not socialized to be accustomed to humans. So taking kitty to the forest now and then won't make him feral. It's kind ...
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My aquarium plants' leaves are dying

You'll need to give your plants some fertilizer (I assume that's the word you didn't know). This site gives an overview of some symptoms and what might be missing then. Having a general/allround ...
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How do I prepare store-bought plants for use in a terrarium?

The way to do this is to cut back the oldest leaves if it is possible. This depends on the type of plant you have. If this is impossible to do, you have to rinse it in cold water and fully submerge ...
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Aquarium filter... what's the order?

I assume you refer to fresh water. Nobody bothers with pH, KH and phosphate in fresh water. What matters (as far as the filter is concerned) is Physical cleaning (remove debris and particles) and The ...
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Dog destroys everything I plant in flower pots

For anyone reading this. This to help others who may be wondering what can I do. As I was. Firstly, punishing your dog won't change the behavior. This is a human act and not how dogs acts in their ...
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Full Spectrum LED (400nm to 840nm) vs Grow Light LED (RED+BLUE)

I don't think the lights you mention is made for fish tanks. This doesn't mean they can't be used but a better choice would be to try finding lighting made for fish tanks. Maybe ask for some advice ...
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How to use CO2 tablets for aquarium?

In the description there is this: Drop the tablet in different spots of the aquarium, for more even distribution of CO2 2 tablets for every 10 gallon of water, dose 2 times a week So ...
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How to stop cats from eating toxic plants?

I think psycoatde did a pretty good job answering, but I'd like to add a few things. One is that if a plant is truly toxic to your cats, don't bring it in the house. The small amount of air exchange ...
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How to move a plant aquarium, to another house, city?

It depends on who will move it . I assume you don't want to disturb the plant roots. If you are going to put it into a car yourself it should be alright. Put fish and shrimp into a bag or other ...
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Plant for cat to eat that she won't vomit?

The only plant I know of that cats eat without vomiting is catnip (Wikipedia). This plant might grow quite large, but it can be cut and held at the size you want in your house. It is good for this ...
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Can I add soda water to my tank to supply CO₂ for my plants?

You may think even little amount of carbonated water may be fine, but let you be warned here - carbonated water is more acidic than you realize, it's pH is actually between 3 and 4! So it will ...
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