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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cats And Lilies Should Never Cross Paths

Here & Now co-host Robin Young's cats are pictured last night at Angell Animal Medical Center.  (Robin Young/Twitter)

Here & Now co-host Robin Young’s cats are pictured last night at Angell Animal Medical Center. (Robin Young/Twitter)

We found out last night that cats and lilies should never cross paths.

In fact, even brushing up against an Easter lilly’s dust can make a cat sick — and one of my guys was happily chewing on one.

Thankfully, the MSPCA has hot lines, and Boston has the terrific all-night Angell Animal Medical Center, where the two cats are currently inmates — I mean guests.

Fingers crossed. And from now on, we’re sticking with roses.


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  • Katie Smithson Wylie

    Thanks for sharing this story! This is a toxicity that a lot of folks don’t know about. Hope your kitties are doing well – sounds like they are in great hands!

    - Katie Smithson, DVM
    Charlotte, NC

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