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Do cats or dogs eat mint leaves and if they did would it hurt them?

I am planting some regular mint this spring (the kind you can eat/cook with/ or add to tea etc) just checking if it would hurt the pets or also if not if they even "like"to eat it as it would freshen breath. Thanks much!


Asked by hotrodmomma at 4:47 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Pets

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  • Catnip is a form of mint, (sometimes it is called catmint) and yes, cats do eat that and it doesn't hurt them. I don't know if dogs eat any form of mint, but if they did, I don't think they would eat enough to hurt them if it was poisonous to them. As for garden mint, I grow several plants each year and neither my cat or dog ever offers to touch it.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 11:51 PM on Mar. 15, 2010