Is it safe if a cat eats a fresh basil plant?

I have a small basil plant on my window ledge and I am worried that if my cats eat the leaves they might get sick? Does anyone know if the basil leaves are harmful to cats:?????????

Asked by Kitty on Aug 24th 2008 in Food & Nutrition
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Henry (1996-2010)

Basil and catnip are both related to mint, and are non-toxic to kitties. Your cat may like it similarly to catnip.

Just in case you want some more info:

Henry (1996-2010) answered on Aug 26th.

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I'm not sure. I didn't find anything on the internet about basil being harmful. You might want to try calling your vet and asking about this. Just in case though you'll probably want to keep the basil out or reach for now

Garfield answered on 8/25/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer