Are aloe vera plants poisonous?

Table of contents:

  1. Are aloe vera plants poisonous?
  2. How do I keep my cat out of my potted plants?
  3. How do you get rid of cat smells?
  4. How do you keep cat litter from smelling?

Are aloe vera plants poisonous?

The plant contains a chemical called saponin, which is toxic to animals and children. Ingestion of aloe vera can cause excessive vomiting, severe diarrhea, and low blood sugar. In fact, the toxicity can be so extreme as to cause the breakdown of red blood cells, which can be fatal if not treated immediately.

How do I keep my cat out of my potted plants?

Sprinkle cayenne pepper around the leaves of houseplants and your cat will back away pretty quickly. Cats also hate the smell of citrus. Put orange and lemon peels in your pots along with the plants to help deter them. Another option is spraying the leaves directly with diluted lemon juice or orange oil.

How do you get rid of cat smells?

Cleaning the area thoroughly with vinegar first and then applying an enzyme treatment will break down and evaporate the uric acid and your home will be free of cat odors. Vinegar and enzyme cleaners work on all surfaces: hardwood floors, carpets, mattresses.

How do you keep cat litter from smelling?

6 Tips to Control Litter Box Odor

  1. Scoop the box daily or more. ...
  2. Replace the litter twice a week. ...
  3. Replace the litter box once a year. ...
  4. Try litter deodorizers. ...
  5. Find a brand of litter that smells best to you (and your cat). ...
  6. Keep the litter box in a well-ventilated area.