Easter Comes and Goes, but Lilies’ Threat to Cats is Forever

No part of the lily plant is safe for felines.


Some nurseries advertise that pollen-free lilies are safe for cats. They’re not. In fact, all parts of the lily plant are poisonous for felines. A cat can suffer fatal kidney failure just from nibbling on a lily leaf or even drinking water from a vase with cut lilies in it. It doesn’t have to be the pollen that’s released from little pods atop the thin filaments in the middle of the flower.

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