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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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Is the fountain grass pennisetum fireworks harmful to cats?

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Is the fountain grass pennisetum fireworks harmful to cats? My cats have been chewing on them and so far seem fine, but I'm worried. I'd rather loose the pennisetum than my cats!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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Yes, fountain grass - in fact, all of the grasses are listed as non-toxic to our dogs and cats. You might see transient gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - from ingesting such a "food" but not toxicity. When my cats have a hankering for nondigestible greens, I grow "pet greens" which you can find in pet/feed stores for them in an attempt to stop their grazing outside.
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