Peace Lily

Peace Lily

plants

Alternate names

Peace lilies, Mauna Loa plant, Spathiphyllum, white sails

Toxicity to pets

This plant contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals similar to other plants in the Araceae family. Chewing or biting into this plant will release these crystals causing tissue penetration and irritation the mouth and GI tract. VERY rarely, swelling of the upper airway occurs making it difficult to breathe. See Oxalates (Insoluble) for more information.

The peace lily does NOT cause acute kidney failure in cats when ingested. It is different from more dangerous types of lilies that can cause kidney failure (e.g., Easter, daylily, Asiatic, Japanese show, and Tiger lilies).

Common signs to watch for:

  • Drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Oral pain
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
Peace Lily

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Disclaimer

The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.