With Easter approaching, we thought we would remind everyone NOT to bring lilies into your home if you have cats. Lilies are very toxic to cats. ALL parts of the plant can be harmful to cats, even the pollen or water from the vase can result in severe, acute kidney failure. 

Examples of potentially fatal lilies include:

  • Asiatic lilies
  • Day lilies
  • Easter lilies
  • Japanese show lilies
  • Red lilies
  • Rubrum lilies
  • Stargazer lilies
  • Tiger lilies
  • Western lilies
  • Wood lilies

Signs that your cat may have been poisoned by a lily include:

  • Anorexia
  • Bad breath
  • Dehydration
  • Drooling
  • Excessive or decreased thirst & urination
  • Hiding
  • Lethargy
  • Painful abdomen
  • Vomiting

If your cat has consumed any part of a lily, take him and the plant to your veterinarian immediately. The sooner your cat is seen by a veterinarian, the more efficiently the lily poisoning can be treated.

For more information on lily poisoning go to PetMD – Lily Poisoning in Cats