Tis the season to bring out all kinds of festive decorations, blankets, and everything MINT! We all know how curious cats can be, specially around this time of year, so you may be wondering – Are candy canes toxic to cats?
Mint in general is something that most cats will turn their noses away from. This is especially true for stronger mints like spearmint. All plants in the mint family are considered safe. If your kitty should digest some be it in plant, tea, or sweet form, you don’t have to worry about them becoming deathly ill. The most common thing a cat may try to lick is peppermint flavored creams, specially ice cream. You will likely get the same reaction my cats gave me after sticking their noses in my bowl – A lot of weird looks, licking, paw shaking, and running out the room. Unlike dogs, they don’t like the cold sensation!
Did you know? Catnip is actually in the mint family! It is the only mint plant a cat will eagerly eat, lick, and digest because it is not quite like the others. Another name for the herb is actually “catmint”.