Question: We have a new cat that we keep indoors and I'm noticing she has a tendency to snack on my house plants! I'm growing concerned because I think some of them might be poisonous. I don't know what to do, how can I deter her from hanging around my plants?
NICK: Just so we're all on the same page let's agree that people don't own cats, cats own people, but the people own the plants. The best defense to have is to make sure you do your homework to find out which plants have a higher toxicity than the others, if any at all. For instance, a Dieffenbachia is commonly referred to as "Dumb cane" and if you eat it, you can't talk anymore. That's a poisonous plant and you should get it out of the house. The bottom line is do your homework and then you'll know which plants are safe to have.