A few years ago, I wrote about Lily Toxicity in Cats on About.com.
I am glad that this topic is getting more coverage these days since lilies are a common component of florist bouquets – delivered arrangements and the flowers you find in the grocery store.
Pet Poison Helpline has launched a No Lilies for Kitties! page, and it is filled with great information, including free downloadable graphics and information and a 1-minute video outlining the deadly dangers of this beautiful family of flowers.
From Dr. Ahna Brutlag at Pet Poison Helpline:
Did you know that Easter, stargazer, tiger, etc. lilies are fatally toxic to cats? Less than 30% of cat owners do. Please, please read and share. Every year so many cats die from lily poisoning and, with a little knowledge, it’s completely preventable.
Please check out No Lilies For Kitties! and share with your friends.
Quincy, lover of flower arrangements, is not pleased with this message.
-Photo by Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM