It’s better to be safe than sorry, so check which type of lily you are purchasing before you bring any flowers or plants into your home.
Lilies are beautiful plants which may brighten your home, but they are highly toxic to your cat. All parts of the lily plant are poisonous to your cat- the petals, the leaves, the stem, and even the pollen. If your cat ingests one or two leaves, or a small amount of pollen while grooming her fur, she can suffer severe kidney failure.
There are several types of lilies that are toxic to cats. Some types include tiger lilies, daylilies, and Asiatic lilies. These types are popular in many gardens and yards, so please be aware that they can cause severe acute kidney failure in cats. Lilies can be found in florist bouquets, so it is important to check for these types of poisonous flowers before bringing them into the home.
Other types of lilies, such as the Peace, Peruvian, and Calla lilies, are usually not a problem for cats. However, they may cause minor drooling in ingested.
Symptoms of Lily Poisoning
In most situations, symptoms of poisoning develop within 6-12 hours of exposure.