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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.

As many of our customers have pets we now offer an all natural pet safe fertilizer. It’s called Catalyst and is actually derived from catfish offal. This is the remains of the fish after the filet’s have been removed by the processor. Don’t worry though, it’s very low odor. You can read more about Catalyst here… Catalyst – All Natural – Pet Safe Fertilizer