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Post by Fran » Thu, 06 May 2004 11:05:18



Mothers Day is coming, be nice buy her some flowers but keep the Lily's away
from cats. If you spot a cat eating them call a vet, now.

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mothers day

Post by Steve » Fri, 07 May 2004 05:40:48


Quote:

> Mothers Day is coming, be nice buy her some flowers but keep the Lily's away
> from cats.

Keep Lily's what away from cats?

Quote:
> If you spot a cat eating them call a vet, now.

That could be very rude, depending on what it is of Lily's that the cat's eating.

Steve.

 
 
 

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Post by DevilsPG » Fri, 07 May 2004 07:29:07




Quote:
>> Mothers Day is coming, be nice buy her some flowers but keep the Lily's away
>> from cats.

>Keep Lily's what away from cats?

>> If you spot a cat eating them call a vet, now.

>That could be very rude, depending on what it is of Lily's that the cat's eating.

True enough.  What if it is Lily's cat eating Lily's cats' catfood?

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Post by Steve » Sat, 08 May 2004 00:05:55


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Quote:

> True enough.  What if it is Lily's cat eating Lily's cats' catfood?

Well, that's OK unless Lily's cat that's eating Lily's cats' catfood
isn't the cat whose catfood it is.

S.

 
 
 

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Post by Fran » Sat, 08 May 2004 07:19:17


ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center Warns Cat Owners of Lily
Dangers.

As spring approaches, lilies will become more common in households as potted
plants or in bouquets. According to Michigan State University Extension's
Grower Guide, Easter lilies are the third most important flowering pot-plant
grown in the United States, with l0 to 11 million plants produced annually.
Unfortunately, several types of lilies can be deadly to cats. Easter lily,
tiger lily, rubrum, Japanese show lily, some species of day lily, and
certain other members of the Liliaceae family can cause kidney failure in
cats.

Within only a few hours of ingestion of the plant material, the cat may
vomit, become lethargic, or develop a lack of appetite. These signs continue
and worsen as kidney damage progresses. Without prompt and proper treatment
by a veterinarian, the cat will develop kidney failure in approximately
36-72 hours.

All parts of these lilies are considered toxic to cats and consuming even
small amounts can cause severe poisoning. If there is a lily in your home,
there is always the chance that your cat could be accidentally exposed. For
this reason, cat owners should avoid exposing their cats to plants of the
Liliaceae and Hemerocallis family.