It is hard to believe that something so beautiful can be harmful to your cat. But, this plant can be very toxic for your cat.
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The entire plant is a hazard: stem, leaves, pollen and petals. If left untreated, your cat can have kidney failure and can even die as a result.
Early signs (approximately 2-4 hours after ingestion) of lily toxicity
in your cat include:
Lack of appetite
Time is of the essence when treating ingestion. Seek emergency veterinary care immediately. If treated early, within 6-8 hours, your cat has a better chance of survival as opposed to 18-24 hours later.
This Easter, perhaps you may want to start a new tradition of Easter Violets or an Easter Cactus!
Play is essential to your cat’s health and well-being and a perfect opportunity for you to interact with your cat.
There are many options: Shiny teaser toys, mice filled with catnip, bizzy balls, lasers and more! When looking for the best toy for your cat, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind.
Choose toys for your cat as you would choose a toy for your child. Make sure your chosen toy has nothing that can stick him or that he can accidentally swallow. So be mindful of sharp edges, pins, string and objects that can be potentially harmful.
Find toys where you and your cat can play and where she can get exercise and have a good time! I love any kind of teaser toy, I just make sure that when I am not playing with my cat that the teaser toy is put away, just in case.
When all else fails, you can always wrap up and use a paper bag, paper box or crumpled piece of paper it works just as well!
What is feline agility? Feline agility competition is one of CFA’s most popular programs. Cats are trainable and can learn how to run through an agility ring and weave through poles, jump through hoops and over bars and run through tunnels.
Take a look at Galinda, a Blue Point Himalayan as she works her “magic” on the agility course!