WARNING: Lillies are fatal to cats

Posted on March 28, 2014, 8:39 am
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If you are planning on giving your mother a fabulous boutique of flowers this Mother’s Day and she has a cat in her house please be mindful of the fact that most boutiques come with some sort of Lilly in them and they can be extremely harmful to cats.

Lillie’s have always been one of my favourite flowers but when I adopted my first cat and learnt how harmful lilies can be I replaced them with fake flowers.

These are the most common lilies to watch out for and are ALL harmful to cats:
Easter lily, Asiatic lily, Tiger lily, Lily of the valley, Day lily, Peace lily, Calla lily,

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The most common signs of Lilly poisoning to watch out for are:

  • Vomiting – watch out for a piece of the plant in the vomit
  • Urinating – watch out for how often they are urinating or not
  • Drinking Water – watch out for how much they are drinking
  • Appetite – watch out for how much they are eating

Other signs may include: tremors, seizures, become lethargic.

If you’re worried that your cat may have eaten some Lilly leaves then my advice would be simple – get in contact with your vet asap. There are no known treatments to reverse the effect of Lilly poison but there are ways to treat the effects.

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