Here’s the little man “Bron”. First time we go public on him after he was 6 months, marinating season is over, here he is! Can we Available if the price is right! Twix littermate bro! Pretty Boss meets Lil Syn 🇵🇷🇨🇺💉🌎⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #TheColorFactory
Happy #NationalLoveYourPetDay ! I wanted to take a moment to share our story in hopes of spreading awareness about Lily Toxicosis in cats.
On Valentine's Day, I didn’t think twice when I picked out a beautiful bouquet of lilies to bring home. Giselle (frequent flower muncher) did not hesitate at the chance to sneak a bite. Jokingly, I mentioned to Auntie @bhattttttt that Giselle was still up to her flower eating antics. Brooke shared with me (by some grace of God, because I had not mentioned what type of flowers Giselle ate) that lilies were lethal to cats even in the smallest of doses. After a frantic google search & a psychotic call to the Animal Poison Control Helpline, I realized the severity of the situation.
Consuming any part of the lily (pollen, petals, water, leaves, etc) can begin to shut down a cats kidneys within minutes, known as "Acute Kidney Failure". Within 2 hours of ingesting a less-than dime sized piece of a leaf, I rushed Giselle to the Animal ER in fear of what was to come. Unlike other toxicities, there is no specific test available for lily toxicosis. When we arrived at the ER, vomiting was induced, activated charcoal was given, & an IV was inserted to begin to flush the deadly toxin out of her system. To say I was scared shitless was an understatement, & the amount of guilt I felt was incomparable. .
With no way to test how much of the toxin was in her system, there was no way to know if this was caught in time for the treatment to be successful. After immediate decontainment, over 48 hours of IV fluids, & several blood & urinalysis tests later...my lil chicken nugget was able to come home. The final blood test yesterday confirmed that Giselle’s kidneys were working normally & she was free of the lilies dangerous toxin.
Though our story has a happy ending, many others did not. The $10 flowers resulted in an almost $2,000 vet bill & over that amount in tears. With Easter & Mother's Day approaching, the amount of lilies in stores & flower shops will sky rocket & rarely, if ever, are warnings posted. Hug your furry friends tonight & spread the word about this dangerous flower! You never know what could happen♥️ #LilyToxicityInCats
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