FDA Issues Easter Lilies Warning to Cat Owners

The Easter lily and related flowers are toxic to cats

   

FDA Issues Easter Lilies Warning to Cat Owners

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Easter lilies warning to cat owners.

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The agency has warned that the seasonal flowers should be kept away from cats as they are toxic to felines. The Easter lilies warning comes at the height of the flower’s popularity as a decoration due to the holiday of the same name.

Eating a few leaves or licking the pollen grains from one of the flowers is enough to cause acute kidney failure to cats. The Easter lily and related flowers, such as tiger, Asiatic, day and Japanese Show lilies are also poisonous to cats.

Felines vomit at first if they consume any part of the flower. If poisoned, your cat could start urinating frequently over the next 12 to 24 hours         before stopping to urinate altogether due to kidney failure.

If you suspect that your cat might’ve been exposed to an East lily, contact an emergency veterinarian clinic immediately.

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