Many lily varieties, including Easter lilies, are poisonous to cats. Exposure to these plants sickens and kills thousands of cats a year, according to the Pet Poison Helpline. Eating a lily can result in Acute Kidney Failure, with symptoms that include drinking and urinating excessively, as well as lethargy, vomiting, and inappetence. More advanced cases will show decreased or no urine production. The Pet Poison Helpline website provides a list of lily species that are toxic to cats. Bottom line, keep lilies away from cats, putting them out of their reach, wherever that may be.
Digging in the garden and eating bulbs can lead to real trouble for dogs. Symptoms can range from drooling to diarrhea to respiratory problems, according to the Pet Poison Helpline. If you suspect your pet has ingested a bulb, contact your veterinarian immediately.
- Areca Palms
- Ice Plant
- Venus Flytrap
- Grape Hyacinth
- Gerber Daises
- Friendship Plant
Pets are curious by nature and might be interested in either safe or toxic flowers. It’s best to keep your bouquets and arrangements up out of pets’ reach. If you believe your pet has ingested anything toxic or seems to be having an adverse reaction to something, please contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.
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