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    Alpha Buck
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    I don't know if anyone else saw this in the paper but the RSPCA has launched a emergency campaign about Oriental Stargazer Lilies after a cat has died.

    The cat had brushed against the flowers getting pollen on it's coat, she then licked herself clean and was violently ill. She dies a few hours later after suffering blindness, liver failure, sickness and dehydration.

    The lily has a white outline on its petals and has a pink middle. I have just checked a bunch of flowers someone bought me only to find these same lilies !!!!!!
    I have now removed them from my lounge (where Skip lives) and put then on a high ledge in the kitchen as the pollen from these flowers tends to get everywhere if you knock them !! All parts of this lily are extremely toxic, less than one leaf eaten by a cat can be fatal. It doesn't state how it affects other animals but i wouldn't want to risk it

    My flowers where bought from Tesco so please people keep a eye out as most bunches do contain lilies.....
    Skip & Kaylee


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    thanks for warning me my mum is constantly buying flowers so i will make sure she never buys them!

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    Poor cat, thanks for the advice. :wink:

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    ooh thats a worry..
    My sister's favourite flowers are stargazer lillies.. she only has a boxer as a pet.. no small animals but he often gets pollen on him where he sniffs them or brushes against them.. he's never been ill from them but i guess you never know.
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    poor cat

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    I think they are highly dangerous to cats from what i have found on the net but i still wouldn't like to risk Skip getting near them just in case
    Skip & Kaylee


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    i think all lilies r classed as poisonous

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    My mum loves these lillies, she doesn't have any pets but she always removes the pollen. It gets everywhere and stains stuff too. Is it poisonous to humans?
    Julie x




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    apparently not very poisonous to humans or dogs according to the paper but no idea how rabbits are affected!

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    im scared now- i dont want any one to get harmed

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