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Yearly reminder - Easter Lilies are toxic to cats

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by AbbysMom, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom Thread Starter At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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  2. kntrygrl256

    kntrygrl256 TCS Member Veteran

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    Thank you for the reminder!!!!!  [​IMG]   I know our fur-babies will be glad you did.  [​IMG]
     
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  3. kittens mom

    kittens mom Kittens life was lost to a negligent veterinarian. Top Cat

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    I'm so anal no plants are allowed in the house.
     
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  4. donutte

    donutte Professional cat sitter extraordinaire! Top Cat

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    My mom wanted me to pick up a lily plant for our neighbor across the street. This was the day after Sara was diagnosed with acute renal failure. I don't even want to touch the things right now!!
     

  5. tallyollyopia

    tallyollyopia TCS Member Top Cat

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    I had no idea Easter lilies were toxic to cats. Good to know.
     

  6. kittens mom

    kittens mom Kittens life was lost to a negligent veterinarian. Top Cat

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    My house rule is it's toxic until proven otherwise.
     
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  7. catlover73

    catlover73 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I don't have any type of live plants in my house because at least one of my cats will eat them if they can reach them.

    I have fake plants and my cats leave them alone.
     
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  8. kntrygrl256

    kntrygrl256 TCS Member Veteran

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    I don't have any houseplants. I agree with @Kittens Mom  until I'm absolutely sure it's safe it won't be in my house.
     
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  9. tallyollyopia

    tallyollyopia TCS Member Top Cat

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    What about pepper plants? Are pepper plants harmful? I'm asking because someone gave me some seeds for a pepper plant.
     

  10. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Ornamental pepper is toxic to pets: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/ornamental-pepper

    Pepper plants grown for the peppers to use for cooking and eating purposes may or may not be hamrful. I guess it depends on what type of pepper (sweet, chili, etc).

    http://www.ehow.com/info-tip_10023103_sweet-pepper-plants-toxic-cats.html

    https://www.vetinfo.com/toxic-plants-cats.html

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/pethealth/special_subjects/poisoning/plants_poisonous_to_animals.html

    I suggest to be on the safe side and either don't grow the seeds at all or grow them outside away from the cats, assuming your cats are indoors only.
     
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  11. denice

    denice Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    I am glad that this was thread is here.  My vet clinic also sends out a letter to all their clients with this reminder, it's good that more and more people are aware.  I love lilies but I enjoy them at church and in the floral section at the supermarket not at home.
     
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  12. foxxycat

    foxxycat TCS Member Top Cat

    Also hydrangea or whatever those sweet smelling purlle pink and white flowers are that grow when the daffodils grow...someone gave me some for my birthday and I have to plant them elsewhere. Sometimes people don't realize that the gifts they give are hazardous.
     
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  13. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Plants don't come with warning labels unfortunately and it's kind of unresonable to ask expect anyone who gives flowers and plants as gifts to know what is toxic to the recipient's pets. Personally I think it's best practice to keep a questionable plant far away from the pet until you can determine from the ASPCA list or other source if the plant is harmful / toxic or not. If you're not 100% sure even after checking several sources, take the plant to work or give it away to someone who can enjoy it (nursing home or senior center, maybe?). Outdoor plants are a little harder to take somewhere[​IMG] Maybe a neighbor or relative would be happy to have the plant in their yard. Or offer it on FreeCycle or Craigslist, adding a warning to the posting that the plant may be harmful to pets.
     
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  14. chenxiaoshuai

    chenxiaoshuai TCS Member Young Cat

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    Thanks for reminding, now I have to remove 150sqf of lilies in the garden of our new home [​IMG][​IMG]

    Any idea what flowers to replace them with? Zone 5, shade. 
     

  15. AbbysMom

    AbbysMom Thread Starter At Abby's beck and call Staff Member Moderator

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    Bumping this up. :)
     

  16. mazie

    mazie TCS Member Top Cat

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    What about tomato plants?  I am growing some outside my back stoop, in pots, and Katy walks right by them to get into the back door.
     

  17. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Very glad this isn't my religion and I never receive these.  I do have some "silk" ones, though, and I've actually had people caution me about them, they look so realistic to them!  The only plants I have in the house are a couple of succulents up in the bay window in the kitchen, that are harmless and that they never get close to, let alone bother.


     

  18. AbbysMom

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  19. kntrygrl256

    kntrygrl256 TCS Member Veteran

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    Just to be on the safe side, I don't have any plants in my house. I have had catnip but that was a while ago. I'm not one to keep plants alive. My daughter has a cactus but that's all we have.
     
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  20. mazie

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