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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Cat ate Lily flower

This week’s pet insurance claim features Wyatt the 4-year-old American Shorthair cat who recently ingested a bit of lily plant. All types of lily flowers and plants are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure or worse if left untreated.

Symptoms of lily ingestion include drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite, and increased urination. When a cat has ingested parts of a lily plant, they should receive immediate veterinary care. Treatment includes inducing vomiting and activated charcoal to absorb any toxins. It is important that the cat receive fluid therapy to prevent dehydration.

Wyatt received fluid therapy and was kept at the vet hospital for three days. He is now recovering at home and we hope he will be back to 100% in no time.

The best thing to do is keep lilies out of your home if you have cats. Be sure to remind your cat-loving friends to choose other flowers to decorate!

Total claim amount: $2,363.90
Deductible applied: -$250.00
Ineligible costs (exam fee, bath): -$191.75
10% co-insurance: -$192.21
Eligible for coverage: $1,728.94

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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