(Closed) Lilies dangerous to your cat… not so happy easter!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Take The Reins:  Ahh good to know, thanks! I knew about poinsettias during Christmas, but didn’t know about the lilies….

Post # 5
336 posts
Helper bee

Lilies and anything truly part of the lily family are EXTREMELY toxic to cats. One petal or leaf from the plant is enough to be fatal. Nobody I know in the vet field even allows lilies into their home if they have cats.

Post # 6
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I did know this, but thank you for posting! It doesn’t hurt to remind everyone to think about it. I never bring flowers into my house without checking to make sure they’re safe for the cat!

Post # 7
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Didn’t know this. Thanks! I found out about poinsettias AFTER i bought mine. But then I did extensive research and apparently the cat would have to consume a whole bunch of it to be fatal? who knows. I just know I won’t buy them again

Post # 8
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Poinsettia actually aren’t really that toxic….if ingested, usually GI signs (vomiting, diarrhea).

Lilies are indeed HIGHLY toxic to cats. There are some case reports of just licking the plant to cause irreversible kidney failure. Treatment is generally not effective, even dialysis.

Astromelia is a good alternative to lilies.


mtrl01, DVM

Post # 9
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My vet told me that anything thatgroves from a bulbs poisonous for dogs, so that would include tulips and the like as well

Post # 10
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mtrl01:  I had always heard they were but just recently saw something about them only giving diarrhea and vomiting.

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