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December 06, 2009

Lily Warning Lily Warning Lily Warning

When I read this story about the danger of lilies around cats, I sent the link to the cat owners I know to help spread the information.

According to the article, petals, stems or leaves of Easter lilies, stargazer lilies, lots of lilies, can kill cats. Find the whole list of toxic plants on the ASPCA's poison control site.

17 comments:

Shadowthorne said...

I hAve a pretty cat. My cat lives in a cage. Safe from the mutant orchids who can kill her!!

But my mom cats live around the house, and sometimes sleep under the orchids!!!!

TechnoBabe said...

Shadowthorne, seriously, you need to show the article to your mom, or print out the list of poisonous plants and give to her.

otin said...

I have a cat, but I don't think that I have ever even been around a lily, so my kitty is safe!

Ina in Alaska said...

for dogs, it is dangerous for them to have grapes or raisins. Who knew!

TechnoBabe said...

Otin, don't accept any bouquets with lilies, and remember there are different varieties of lilies. Oh, don't people stop by with bouquets, well, they should.

Ina, I didn't know about grapes and raisins being dangerous for dogs. That is a good warning, thanks.

Brian Miller said...

yikes, did not know, but then my cats doesnt get around too many lilies...

Mary Witzl said...

Our neighbor had lilies and was always afraid our cat (or her cat) might nibble them, but they generally left the lilies alone.

A lot of people don't realize that onions and garlic are toxic to cats (and dogs too, I believe, especially the smaller ones). They give their pets leftover meat with onion stuffing (or similar) and wonder why their cats end up with kidney failure.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Thanks! Now I know why our widow friend gave us the lilies she received after her husband died. She has a cat and we don't.

I just read down a few posts and your Thanksgiving posts are precious. That picture of the Military man with the envelope brought tears to my eyes.

Nice to meet you!! Thanks for your visit and comment!

Hugs!!

Charles Gramlich said...

I bet there's a lot of toxic plants around that we don't know much about.

TechnoBabe said...

Brian,You should check out the list at ASPCA anyway just to refresh all the other dangers for your cat.

Hi Mary, that's a good hint, no leftovers with onion and/or garlic.

Hi Momster, Nice meeting you too. Glad you like the Thanksgiving posts.

Hi Charles, you are right, we need to be educated to keep pets safe.

Unknown Mami said...

I had no idea!

Ronda Laveen said...

I love lillies and had no idea that they were poisonous to kitties.

Jason, as himself said...

I never knew this. Good thing I don't have lilies, or cats!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Yikes! I never knew that. Thanks a million for sharing. I'll pass this on. I'd only ever worried about Oelander plants, not lilies!

Thanks,
xo

TechnoBabe said...

Unknown Mami, I didn't either, and in the past I had lots of cats and hope to have another cat some day.

Ronda, there are several varieties of lilies and I agree with you, I like them too. I have no pets at this time but I sure wouldn't take a lily to anyone now.

Jason, you never know maybe you know with a cat and you can pass on this info.

Joanna, yes, I had heard oleander leaves were bad for pets. But a beautiful lily? Huh.

Sarah said...

I try to keep track of the poisonous ones because of my preschool..I didn't know about this one though..yikes!!1 Thank you.]
I wanted to tell you how touched I was by what you shared in the Quilting Bee this morning. Having been deep in poverty myself..we managed to avoid being in a shelter by the skin of our teeth..I do truly understand. I also was married to a bipolar man and suffered years of abuse..I would love to chat more with you hon..if you would like email me at cottagegardenstudio@gmail.com.
Hugs to you, Sarah

Julie said...

Oh, my gosh. I had no idea! Our cats have passed away, but I will remember this for when we get another one. I will also pass the links around. Thank you so much, Technobabe. Every time I visit your site, I learn something new.