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Is Bamboo Safe for Pets?

Yes! All of our bamboo is safe for pets. This only applies to actual bamboo species, not the look-alikes like “Lucky Bamboo”, or “Heavenly Bamboo”. There are lots of species that may have bamboo in the name, but are not bamboo at all. For true Bambusoideae species of bamboo, it is non toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.

Fun fact: Foliage of bamboo can contain up to 22% protein, so it’s even good for them! Protein content varies from species to species and even varies depending on the age of the leaves. Foliage later in the season contains much more protein than newly grown.

One worry with your bamboo is fertilization. We recommend fertilizing your bamboo once in the spring and once in the fall. Most fertilizers use chemicals that are harmful to your pets if ingested.

3 thoughts on “Is Bamboo Safe for Pets?

  1. Will have some bamboo in the backyard, nice benefits!

    1. Yeah!! Watson my cat, can eat bamboo! He was sniffing my plant! I had to make sure it was safe! God Bless!

  2. Many benefits for people also! I make tea from the leaves and it has many health benefits! My cats like to nibble on the leaves also.

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