Keep Easter Lilies Out of Reach
They are one of the first signs of spring and many of us purchase Easter Lilies to spruce up the home. The Wisconsin Humane Society wants to warn all cat owners about the toxic dangers that linger in the Lily plant. If your cat ingests these toxic plant materials, your cat may develop kidney failure in approximately 36-72 hours. Typical signs of ingestion are vomiting, sudden loss of appetite, increased urination, and depression.
Other dangerous Lily Plants may include:
• Tiger lilies
• Japanese showy lilies
• Stargazer Lily
• Various day lilies
According to Dr. Randal Zeman with the Wisconsin Humane Society, “It is possible for your cat to become very sick from ingesting these lilies and prompt treatment is important for your cat’s survival.”
WHS recommends that cat owners remove lilies from their cat's access and consider purchasing safer alternatives such as Easter orchids, Easter cactus, Easter daisies or violets.
If you feel your cat has been exposed to the toxic plant, immediately bring your cat to your veterinarian for proper treatment.