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Lilies are beautiful flowers, loved by many therefore can be found in many homes and gardens. But if you have also cat in your home, you may wonder are lilies poisonous to cats. And yes, lilies are highly toxic to cats. All parts of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, stem, and even pollen, can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested, even in small amounts.

Symptoms of lily toxicity in cats include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and dehydration. These symptoms can progress to kidney failure within 48-72 hours of ingestion. Are peace lilies poisonous to cats? Also, are easter lilies poisonous to cats? Even these types of lilies are highly toxic to cats so it is important to keep lilies completely out of reach of cats, as even ingesting a small amount can be extremely dangerous.

If you suspect that your cat has ingested any part of a lily plant, seek veterinary care immediately.