Bruce the 8-month-old cat recently tested the “9 lives” theory when he ingested part of a lily plant. Lilies are toxic to cats and can cause kidney problems when any part of the plant is ingested, including water from the vase.
It is important to seek immediate veterinary care if your cat is suspected of chewing on a lily plant. He may display symptoms of vomiting, drooling, lethargy and appetite loss. Immediate treatment includes inducing vomiting and longer treatment includes fluid therapy and monitoring the kidneys.
Bruce continues to receive veterinary treatment and is on his 8th day of dialysis (at time of writing). His other treatments have included a blood transfusion, chest tube, and feeding tube. Fortunately “Today was the best he’s been; he was purring and nudging everyone to rub his head!” said Bruce’s owner Kathrine.
Bruce is on continuing treatments but we are hoping that he will be fully recovered soon!
Thank you Kathrine for letting us share Bruce’s story!