Cat Lovers: Fight to Label Lilies as Lethal! #LabelLiliesLethal
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Please help fight to have lilies labelled as lethal to stop more devastating deaths of our feline friends.
Earlier in January, here at Leonard Brothers Vets, we saw a very sad case of lily poisoning in a lovely kitten called Misto.
He was a healthy happy kitten, only 4 months old so he was very inquisitive and mischievous.
We saw him on Sunday morning as he had just attacked some cut lilies in the house and was covered in the pollen. His owner had researched online, and discovered that lilies are very toxic to cats.
No one knows which part of the lily is poisonous and quite why or how it causes such devastating problems for cats, but we know that any contact with lilies can cause a fatal kidney failure.
Very sadly, soon after he was on his drip he passed away as the toxins had already put him into kidney failure. Misto's owner was naturally devastated but now feels passionate about educating other cat owners about the potentially fatal effects of this common household flower.
Misto's owner had no idea how toxic lilies were until it was too late.
Although we were unable to save poor Misto, we are starting this petition to raise awareness that lilies are lethal to cats and make it mandatory for retailers of lilies to very clearly label them as such. Many retailers do already include a small written warning on the labels but this is easy to miss and not enough.
Please sign the petition and spread the word to all cat owners you know: really if you have a cat you shouldn't have lilies in the house. This is the third case we've seen at Leonard Brothers in the last 2 years and despite our best efforts to raise awareness it keeps happening. It is time to take action!
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