Be careful if you have one or more tomcats at home, because the Easter lily is very toxic to cats, like many plants of the lily family such as the oriental stargazer lily and the peace lily.
The cat and the fleur-de-lis don’t mix well, to say the least! A lovely flower symbolizing the feast of Easter, the lily (or lily) brightens up many interiors and gardens at this time of year.
Extremely toxic, from its flower to its leaves through its stem, the Easter lily can have very serious consequences for any cat that ingests it, and in the worst cases, animal death.
Symptoms of cat lily poisoning
The impact of the fleur-de-lis on the cat is significant and devastating.
Vomiting, loss of appetite, lethargy, tremors are all signs that should alert you to a potential poisoning of your cat with fleur de lys. If you see these symptoms, don’t waste time taking your cat to the vet, because 1 to 3 days are sufficient to cause kidney failure.
Dehydrated, amorphous, the animal can no longer urinate and if left untreated, it can die in just a few days.
Is there an antidote for cat lily poisoning?
If you notice this quickly, it will still be possible to induce the cat to vomit. The veterinarian may also give him activated charcoal which will stop the absorption of toxins.
Hospitalization is often necessary in order to set up intravenous fluid therapy. Daily blood tests will be taken during hospitalization to monitor the functioning of the animal’s kidneys.
In short, prevention is better than cure! If lilies are very pretty spring flowers, the best advice that can be given to cat owners is to to avoid !
How to deal with a cat poisoning with Easter lilies during confinement?
During confinement, it is more difficult than usual to have your cat treated by a veterinarian, because many veterinary surgeries are closed, or only perform life-saving procedures.
Gold, a poisoning of a cat with the fleur-de-lis is a vital emergency. If you realize that your cat has ingested fleur-de-lys, do not hesitate and immediately call your veterinarian for a face-to-face appointment. If your regular veterinarian cannot see you, you will need to find another one quickly.
For the safety of your cat, prefer other flowers or objects to decorate your interior at Easter: this will also prevent you from worrying about the health of your pet!
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