Lily Toxicity in a Cat

Berg, R. I., T. Francey, et al. (2007). “Resolution of acute kidney injury in a cat after lily (Lilium lancifolium) intoxication.” J Vet Intern Med 21(4): 857-9.

This is a case report of a young male cat that suffered acute kidney failure after ingestion of orange tiger lily flowers (Lilium lancifolium). After 12 days of intensive care, including hemodialysis and an esophageal feeding tube, the cat recovered fully. Easter lily toxicity usually causes death in cats due to severe kidney damage. Common signs of toxicity include vomiting, increased thirst and urination, disorientation, swelling of the face and paws, and seizures.

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