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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Time!!!

There are dangerous and benign lilies out there, so it's important to know the difference. Peace, Peruvian, & Calla lilies contain crystals that cause minor signs that result in drooling. The more dangerous, potentially fatal lilies are true lilies, and these include Tiger, Asiatic, Easter and Japanese Show, & Day lily - all of which are highly toxic to cats - with even small ingestion. If your cat consumes any part of a lily, bring your cat (and the plant) immediately to our office for medical care. The sooner you bring in your cat, the better and more efficiently we can treat, thereby improving the prognosis.There are dangerous and benign lilies out there, so it's important to know the difference. Peace, Peruvian, & Calla lilies contain crystals that cause minor signs that result in drooling. The more dangerous, potentially fatal lilies are true lilies, and these include Tiger, Asiatic, Easter and Japanese Show, & Day lily - all of which are highly toxic to cats - with even small ingestion. If your cat consumes any part of a lily, bring your cat (and the plant) immediately to our office for medical care. The sooner you bring in your cat, the better and more efficiently we can treat, thereby improving the prognosis.

Easter basket time! 
Please remember chocolates, candies, and gum can be deadly depending on the type of treat and size of the animal. Chocolate and wrappers are not the only thing you need to watch out for; gum, artificial sweetener, and other candies are also toxic. Cats typically don't eat chocolate but will get into the plastic Easter grass inside the baskets which can be just as dangerous. Call our office if you have any further questions or if your pet decided to eat something from the basket!Please remember chocolates, candies, and gum can be deadly depending on the type of treat and size of the animal. Chocolate and wrappers are not the only thing you need to watch out for; gum, artificial sweetener, and other candies are also toxic. Cats typically don't eat chocolate but will get into the plastic Easter grass inside the baskets which can be just as dangerous. Call our office if you have any further questions or if your pet decided to eat something from the basket!