Deadly to Cats – Beware of the Easter Lily Plant!

This beautiful plant is deadly to cats. Do not bring into your home!

Easter is nearly upon us. This is the season where veterinarians see a tragic spike in cat poisoning and possible fatalities due to exposure of the Easter lily plant since it is part of the Easter tradition. Many people may purchase it or get bestowed with the plant from their church as gifts. According to the 24/7 Animal Poisson Control Center, ingesting any part of the plant can cause kidney failure, loss of appetite, drooling, vomiting, dehydration, painful abdomen, etc. Symptoms usually show up after six to twelve hours of exposure. Take your kitty to your veterinarian immediately. If you vet is not available, go to a 24-hour animal emergency care or call the animal 24-hour poison hotline.

There are some benign lilies that do not contain Lilium and Hemerocallis species which cause feline fatality, like the Peace, Peruvian, and Calla lilies , but they can still can be poisonous and it is best not to expose your cats to any form of possible serious illness. So, please. We all love our fur babies. Do not bring home any lilies or grow any in your garden if your cats are allowed access to it. You can still enjoy the Easter season without the devastating heartbreak.

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Meowfest & CatCon – Here I Come!

A summer to remember.

Since my birthday is in July, I thought I would bestow myself with one the best birthday presents and take a weekend trip to Toronto, Canada for the second annual Meowfest event. The one-day catextravaganza raised over $10,000 for non-profits animal organizations and got some rescue kitties adopted in the process! The first one last year took place in Vancouver, British Columbia. British Columbia is one the most beautiful and greenest places ever. I decided to go to CatCon in Los Angeles instead. Well, this time, a girl is doing both! CatCon in June and the next week heading to Toronto in early July.

With this 24 degree New York City weather, I needed something to cheer me up and warm me up. Lancelot will not be happy with my absence but he never complains with all the goodies I bring back.

Make it up to me, hoomin, with bribes of treats and toys!

Calling all Kitty New York Residents! Please support the banning of declawing legislation!

The New York Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture is considering an important bill to ban the declawing of cats statewide. Please ask the committee to hold a hearing on the bill, Assembly Bill 1303, which would prohibit declaw surgery throughout the state. Click on the Alley Cat Allies link that will take to you to the letter that will go out to all your state representatives. The fact we still have this barbaric practice when countries have banned the procedure is astonishing and embarrassing we are lagging behind. We can help end this and help all kitties stay healthfully intact.