Do cats eat hostas and if they do eat them is it harmful for them?

Question by Kasi: Do cats eat hostas and if they do eat them is it harmful for them?
Hello, I have two indoor cats and I love hostas (they are planted all over my yard). I was considering potting one and bringing it into the house, however my cats always eat any house plant I buy. So, I was wondering if they would eat a hosta or leave it alone. And if they do eat hostas is there anything in them that would be harmful to my cats health?

Thanks!

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Answer by old cat lady
Check if hostas are in the lily family (certainly look like it in form and shape). ALL lillies are extremely toxic to cats.

What do you think? Answer below…

4 Responses to “Do cats eat hostas and if they do eat them is it harmful for them?”

  1. Jack says:

    They are not poisonous to cats so planting one inside your home would be fine.
    Here is some tips on cat safe plants:
    Link: http://www.petplace.com/cats/how-to-plant-a-cat-safe-garden/page1.aspx

    Good luck!

  2. bell says:

    They are toxic to cats (and dogs, and horses too)

  3. Cebsme says:

    Best to phone up your vets office and ask them. Online you will see yes and no, you vet will hopefully know for sure.

  4. jen the red says:

    Wow. That’s not good that your cats are eating different kinds of plants…
    I wish I had my cat book with me…haha. They had a whole section on hostas…but I can’t recall if it was bad or good…

    Well, I can tell you that around 90% of all plants are toxic/poisonous to cats. Please double check every plant that you have in the house, and ask your veterinarian (or me & my trusty Cat Bible…haha) if these are safe to have in your home with your cats.

    I wouldn’t bring a hosta inside. I don’t remember for sure, but I believe that those are one of the bad ones. (I’ll check when I get home, and I’ll either edit this, or e-mail you!)
    Psh…I have fake plants, and my cats *still* eat them! Hah.
    Better safe than sorry, right?

    I’m so glad you’re keeping indoor cats. That’s very responsible of you. =)

    Sorry I’m not of much help at the moment…but I will be! hah. Best of luck until then!

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