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Cat owners....please read!!

MrGrumpyman Avatar
9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Hello folks.

My cat died today, the vet said she probably got poisoned by lilly pollen, which is apparently very harmful to cats if they get it on their coats and ingest it when washing themselves. I had never heard of this before, but the vet said it is quite common, and we do regularly have cut lillies in our house, so thought I'd pass this on, just in case there's other folk like me, who've never heard of this and who have them in the house or garden, might be worth you looking into?

R.I.P. Squeek (aged 2 )
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Not only cats, its most animals. If youve seen what lilly pollen does to a cream carpet, then you wouldnt imagine what it can do to a animals skin.
#2
Thanks for the warning, I didn't know about this.
#3
Firstly im really sorry to hear about your cat, never nice loosing a much loved pet.
And secondly thanks for the infomation, i absolutly love lillies - the pollen is a pain though.
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I think this is why people snip the pollen buds to stop it falling off and staining the surface, Clothes, sofa etc.

Poor kitty :-(

It should probably be better publicised though, There are are lots of different plants that are poisonous to animals though.

found a list here
#5
Thats really interesting IOM. i dont have a pet, but i know a few people that do that i will make aware of this
#6
So Sorry To Hear About Squeek, Thanks For The Advice, Just Think Of The Possible Kittys That Have Been Saved Through Poor Squeeks Sad End, I Know I Will Make Sure There Are No Lilly Buds In My House Anymore (not A Lover Of Lillies Anyway, Old Folks Tale Says Its The Flower Of Death, Like A Funeral Flower).

Thanks Again For The Advice, Clare X
#7
Wow, Just Read The List, There Are Loads On There, Even Buttercups! Hope My Cat Dosent Go For Any Of Them, He Is A Mice And Meat Kinda Puss Anyway! (fingers Crossed) X
#8
MrGrumpyman
Hello folks.

My cat died today, the vet said she probably got poisoned by lilly pollen, which is apparently very harmful to cats if they get it on their coats and ingest it when washing themselves. I had never heard of this before, but the vet said it is quite common, and we do regularly have cut lillies in our house, so thought I'd pass this on, just in case there's other folk like me, who've never heard of this and who have them in the house or garden, might be worth you looking into?

R.I.P. Squeek (aged 2 )


R.I.P Squeek :-(
#9
thanks for the advice..and so sorry about your pet.
banned#10
hocka
(Old Folks Tale Says Its The Flower Of Death, Like A Funeral Flower).


Is that why you never see a cat at a funeral?

Sorry to hear about Squeek.
#11
:giggle: :giggle:
JDeal
Is that why you never see a cat at a funeral?

Sorry to hear about Squeek.
#12
:-( Sorry mate , don't have a cat but that's horrible poor thing
#13
Thanks everyone :thumbsup:
#14
This link makes very interesting reading....apparently my vet was right. Sorry, I know this is a bit of a bump up, but I think it's important. :thumbsup:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/06/nlilly06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/05/06/ixhome.html
#15
MrGrumpyman
This link makes very interesting reading....apparently my vet was right. Sorry, I know this is a bit of a bump up, but I think it's important. :thumbsup:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/06/nlilly06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/05/06/ixhome.html



In America lily's bought in shops carry a warning about the pollen being a risk to cats.

Sorry to hear about your pet!
[admin]#16
That's so awful :-( I'm allergic to lilly pollen, must be quite nasty stuff :-(
#17
So sorry to hear about your cat. I have heard about this happening before, I always remove the pollen stems from my lillies when I buy them, couldn't have anything happen to my 2 cats. I have seen a warning on some lillies but can't remember which shop I saw them in
#18
MrGrumpyman
This link makes very interesting reading....apparently my vet was right. Sorry, I know this is a bit of a bump up, but I think it's important. :thumbsup:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/06/nlilly06.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/05/06/ixhome.html


Love your avatar ;-)

Our cat died when he was 14 or something, we dont have lillys here so dont much to worry about. Fleas, thats another story..
#19
LOL! Fleas are indeed another story....maybe after work, cos I gotta dash in flash now! :giggle:
#20
lynsey78
i dont have a pet, but i know a few people that do that i will make aware of this


Same here, I dont own a pet but know plenty that do, so will pass message on.

Sorry to hear of you loss :-(
#21
Hi Grumpyman

Sorry for your loss, but thank you for the information.

I've just thrown a bunch of lilies in the bin - I don't think the cats have been near them; they're out playing in the garden. I bet they won't even appreciate what I've done for them!

I'll be passing the info on to other cat-owning friends of mine.
#22
Thanks folks! the wider the message is spread the better :thumbsup:

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