MSPCA-Angell warns cat owners of the dangers of lilies as spring approaches
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The MSPCA-Angell released a reminder to all cat owners on social media warning of the dangers of lilies as the spring season approaches.
Officials said all kinds of lilies are dangerous to cats, including tiger, stargazer, Easter and day lilies are highly toxic to our feline friends.
They further warned that every part of the plant, including the water contained in the vase, is toxic and even a small amount ingested can have fatal consequences.
The MSPCA urges all cat owners to prevent any exposures by not bringing lilies into your home.
The group offered the following recommendations for cat owners in the case their cat happens to ingest the flower:
- Clean your cat’s face with warm water to try and remove as much pollen as possible.
- Bring your cat and the flower to the vet for treatment.
- The veterinarian will likely hold your cat to monitor their kidneys for up to 72 hours.
For more information on keeping your cats safe from lily exposure, visit the MSPCA webpage.