Beatrice couple spreads awareness after Valentine’s bouquet poisons and kills their cat

Beatrice couple spreads awareness after Valentine’s bouquet poisons and kills their cat

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A Beatrice couple’s cat was poisoned and killed by Valentine’s bouquet that contained a flower poisonous to cats.

Tommy and Lisa Denton are hoping to distribute consciousness about cat toxins just after Valentine’s bouquet of roses and lilies killed their cat, Mia, within times.

On Monday, Feb. 13, Tommy Denton introduced a acquired a bouquet of roses and lilies home.

“I had just roses. And I assumed, let us get some lilies in there to insert some shade to it. So that’s what I did. And I introduced them house, she put them in the vase. Anything was great,” Tommy Denton mentioned.

By Friday, Feb. 17, Mia the 50 {95221ed7c1b18b55d17ae0bef2e0eaa704ccc2431c5b12f9d786c88d1acb538d}-Bobtail, fifty percent-Maine Coon cat was acting odd.

“Then by Monday night, she had a seizure,” Tommy Denton explained.

Lisa Denton rushed Mia to the vet in Lincoln. Her x-rays and blood do the job showed a shrunken kidney and the vets could not see the other one.

“At 1st she explained ‘Well, it could be a beginning defect.’ And then she says, ‘but this is the time of 12 months for flowers. Do you happen have any lilies in the residence?’ And at to start with my head went to a plant? And I’m like, ‘No, I never have any lilies and the house.’ And then my son claimed ‘mom, weren’t those people lilies and with your roses,’ and I went, ‘Oh my God,’” Lisa mentioned. “And she reported, ‘that’s what it is.’ And she mentioned they merely have to brush by them. It will get on there for and when they cleanse on their own. They ingest the toxin, which in a lot less than three days will shut their kidneys down.”

Lily plant that poisoned and killed Tommy and Lisa Denton's cat, Mia.
Lily plant that poisoned and killed Tommy and Lisa Denton’s cat, Mia.(Tommy and Lisa Denton)

Mia died the following day and the Dentons have been heartbroken.

“We did not know, I wish that would have been much more publicized. You know, you listen to diverse points that are dangerous to animals and stuff like that. But you don’t hear a lot about cat, suitable and hear about puppies all the time that you never truly listen to substantially about cats,” Tommy Denton reported.

A veterinarian with the Money Humane Society stated if your cat ingests a lily, it’s a race in opposition to the clock.

“The accurate system of how it is poisonous to cats or toxic to cats is genuinely not identified,” Veterinarian Jake Bornschlegl stated. “But what it does is it attacks their kidneys, and brings about their kidneys to generally shut down and prevent operating. And it is a quite rapid onset. So if they ingest it, it only can take in all probability 3 to four hours to start viewing indications.”

Mia (left) and Hooti (right)
Mia (left) and Hooti (ideal)(Tommy and Lisa Denton)

Now the Dentons and their pet dog, Hooti, are genuinely missing Mia and operating to make certain nobody else goes by what they did.

“We really don’t have any young children together,” Tommy and Lisa Denton stated. “You know, so all of our kids are grown. You know, they’re all grown up. So that was, people are our young ones. And she was just so sweet. She did not have earned what transpired to her. It was let us just add and I, I just really don’t want to see anyone else have to go as a result of that. So I’ve sort of produced it my mission to get the word out there. Whichever I have to do to enable persons know that how poisonous lilies are.”

The major 10 cat contaminants that cat proprietors ought to seem out for are:

  • Lilies (Lilium species)
  • Chocolate
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Onions and garlic
  • Mouse and rat poisons
  • Household cleaners
  • Antidepressants
  • Vitamin D overdose
  • Necessary oils
  • Stimulant medicines (e.g., for Increase/ADHD)

For a lot more data on cat toxins, speak to the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-886-7965 or pay a visit to