THE BREGMAN VETERINARY GROUP
Warmer weather has left us excited for spring! While you might be looking forward to adding new flowers and plants to your home, pet owners need to be extra careful. We remind pet owners that certain seasonal plants can be deadly to our feline friends.
Although lilies are a common springtime flower, pet owners should think twice before keeping them around the house. It is normal for many cats to eat plants and grass in small amounts, but these seasonal plants are dangerous if ingested by your pet. Calla and Peace lilies can irritate a cat’s mouth and esophagus, while Lilies of the Valley can cause abnormal heart rhythm.
The Easter lily is the biggest danger to your cat. Even licking the pollen of the Easter lily can cause your pet to suffer from acute kidney failure. If a cat eats part of the Easter lily, whether it is the leaf, flower, or pollen, they will begin vomiting and urinating frequently. Early veterinary treatment is critical in this situation.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of these serious dangerous and reminding people to keep these seasonal plants away from pets. If you suspect your pet is suffering from ingesting a poisonous plant, contact Bregman Vet Group immediately. We can help make sure that your pet receives the treatment it needs.