Be Careful! Easter Lilies Kill Cats and It Only Takes a Lick

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Lilies of genera Lilium and Hemerocallis (daylilies) have been shown to cause nephrotoxicity in cats,

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most common kidney problems and occurs when your cat‘s body is exposed to a drug or toxin that causes damage to your kidneys.

“Confusion arises because so many different plants are called lilies. Members of the genus Convallaria (lily of the valley), while sparing on the kidneys, elicit toxic effects because they possess potent cardiac glycosides similar to digitalis. Even more confusing as to which lilies are toxic is the fact that many hybrids exist.”

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