Cats and Easter Lilies don’t mix. I found out the hard way.


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

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  2. Mom 2 the Parnell Cats says:

    I had an episode with something you would never expect a cat to go after. Not toxic, but still deadly. I had the Sunday paper on the table, with the thick plastic band that held it closed laying next to it. I came out of my room and just caught my flame point Siamese swallowing the last of it. Now another cat had the bad habit of eating curly ribbon, which fortunately always passed, but this was thick and rather hard plastic. I called the emrgency clinic and they said to try giving him peroxide, to make him throw up. I was unable to hold Redford and get it down his throat. They said to watch and see if he began vomiting later and he did. By then it was Monday AM and I took him to my vet. An x-ray verified that he did still have this long band inside and they suggested keeping him, to see if they could get it to pass. That way, if things went bad, he would be where they could work on him immediately. They gave him copious amounts of vegetable oil and thankfully the band did pass, so we didn’t have to do surgery, but he spent a night at the vet’s. And from the moment we walked out the door, with him in the carrier, until we walked back into my apt., Redford yelled. He cried and cried at the vet’s and in the car, both ways. And he was an oily mess; obviously they had battled to get that oil down him. Now I never leave ribbons, plastic or rubber bands, etc., available to our cats. Even if they have left something alone in the past, that is no guarantee that they will still ignore it!

  3. Poor baby. Glad you knew enough to get him to emerg

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