Sunday, April 6, 2014

Animal Safety Post - Easter Time

Lilies decorate homes and churches at this time of the year as a symbol of purity, joy, hope and life.  The lily is mentioned frequently throughout the Bible and serves today as a beautiful reminder of the significance of the Easter season.

In Christian tradition, the Easter Lily signifies rebirth and new beginnings. 
It is said that beautiful white lilies sprang up in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus wept in the last hours before he was betrayed by Judas. Another legend claims that the white lilies grew from the repentant tears shed by Eve upon her departure from Paradise.
Christian beliefs aside, the Lily is one of the most prominent flowers at this time of year - and to your cat, one of the most deadly items in your home.

All parts of the lily are toxic to cats. Lilies are actually so poisonous, that a cat can suffer fatal kidney failure just from nibbling a leaf, licking pollen off it's fur or even drinking the water from a vase with cut lilies in it.

Please feel free to pass the message on to all cat households where this beautiful flower may be a visual announcement of the Easter Season or Spring.

You can also download (in pdf format) and print this informational poster to place on Ad boards at your local super market, florist or wherever Lilies may be sold.


Anonymous said...

Lily of valley (all parts of the flower) are toxic for all animals, including humans (but human have to eat much lilies)

K4TT said...

Many plants are toxic to cats (as well as other animals including humans) however, those which fall under the scientific family of the Lilium species are often gifts given during the Easter Season and can be not just toxic - but fatal.

Thank you for reading and commenting :)

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