Fiona

Is peppermint safe for my kitty?


Asked by Fiona on Jul 19th 2008 in Health & Wellness
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Tipper

If you're meaning actual peppermint like the plant then yes, providing that you make sure it doesn't have any pesticides or parasites on it, so give it a good wash first. it's closely related to catnip so she would probably enjoy it. Peppermint candy on the other hand probably isn't the best idea all that sugar is likely to mess with her blood sugar levels. And peppermint gum is definatly a no-no if she swallowed it, it could mess upher digerstive tract of choke her.


Tipper answered on 7/20/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

Yep! Peppermint is safe, just don't purposely feed it since there isn't any reason to (cats are carnivores anyways!) but your kitties might enjoy chewing it sometimes.


Member 409208 answered on 7/20/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Garfield

I think the actual peperment plant is safe for them but candies and gum are not OK. Most cats don't like the smell of mint anyway.


Garfield answered on 7/20/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izadore (Izzie)

Catnip is also called "catmint" and if you crush the leaves, it does have a faint "minty" odor. As the other posters said, don't feed her peppermint candies or let her lick anything with peppermint oil on it, but if she's eating the leaves outside, it shouldn't hurt her. You can also plant wheatgrass, clover barley, etc. for her to chew on instead of the peppermint.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/21/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Midnight

my cat found a candy cane and all hes doing is shooting around the floor i think he likes the smell of it but hes not eating it or licking it so im gathering its ok for him to play with it?


Midnight answered on 12/29/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer