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Wednesday - April 15, 2015

From: Albuquerque, NM
Region: Southwest
Topic: Non-Natives, Poisonous Plants
Title: Is Thyme Toxic to Cats?
Answered by: Anne Van Nest

QUESTION:

Is 'Pink Chintz' thyme, the ground cover, toxic to cats?

ANSWER:

True Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is not at native plant and it is not on the ASPCA plants toxic to cats list. But it is not on the non-toxic to cats list either!

The Holistic Pets Center list, though does list thyme as being safe for cats.

 

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