Easter Lily Reminder

Now that Easter is only a few short days away, stores are filling up with Easter Lilies, usually near the check lanes for an "impulse" buy.
If you have cats in your home, just say NO to Easter Lilies.

Each year, hundreds of cats in the US get very ill (and some even die!) from ingesting parts of this lily. This specific species of lily is very toxic to felines. Many members of the lily family (like onions!) are not safe for cats, but Easter Lilies are particularly toxic.

A safer option, if you want a floral purchase at this time of year, is an Easter Cactus. Plus, epiphytic cactus can easily be cared for as a house plant, and it will reward you with repeat blooms. 99% of Easter Lilies are thrown in the trash.
Daphne and Chloe grew up chewing on and mangling my Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter cacti, and they're still here chomping on things. Many houseplants are toxic to domestic animals, but the epiphytic cactus family is considered a low toxicity plant -- still, to be safe, provide cat greens this year instead!
Be safe,
Not The Mama
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Mo and The Purries


  1. Great info, I sure do hope everyone pays attention this year!!!

  2. Thanks for the PSA! My human LOVES Easter lilies, but she loves us kitties way more! So they are never in the house.

  3. Good advice. Thanks for passing it along.

  4. Hey mum knows very well no flowers in our house of any type. Derby loves to munch on them.


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