Cat Parents Beware!
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.
Photo: Photoholic1. Foter.com. CC-BY-NC-ND
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!