Easter has animal shelters issuing the annual advice to avoid buying cute bunnies or baby chicks on impulse. Many of the animals end up at local shelters a few weeks after the holiday, when owners realize they've bitten off more than they can chew. Another Easter caution: Ingestion of Easter lilies, even in small amounts, can cause cats to suffer kidney failure and can lead to death if left untreated. Owners are advised to monitor their cats for signs of lily poisoning such as appetite loss, dehydration, vomiting and lethargy.
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