These adorable kitties are Abu and Stevie, or as the vet calls them the Lily Babies.
Unfortunately, Fur Kids Foundation has seen our fair share of lily babies, too.
Abu and Stevie's mom says: “They are my babies and I love them as much as my human children."
So, after she noticed that her lily flowers had been chewed on, she became very alarmed when her kitties were inactive and vomiting, she knew she had to get them to the veterinarian.
An FDA article, Lovely Lilies and Curious Cats: A Dangerous Combination, states that early signs of lily toxicity in cats include decreased activity level, drooling, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Kidney failure occurs within 24-72 hours, leading to death if the cat isn't treated. Thankfully, Abu and Stevie's mom got them to the vet right away.
Abu and Stevie's mom is a single mom with a single income. She had a savings for emergencies; however, the visit to save Abu and Stevie from chewing on the lilies was much more than she had planned for, so she applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help with the vet visit. We're happy to report that Abu and Stevie are back home–they are not happy about their hospital night stays. And their mom won't have any more lilies in her home.
From the FDA article: “If you suspect that your cat has eaten any part of a lily or its pollen or has drunk water from a vase containing lilies, immediately call your veterinarian or a pet poison control center. Depending on the type of lily, it may be a medical emergency and prompt veterinary treatment is critical. Try to bring the lily plant with you to the veterinary clinic (or take a picture of it on your cell phone). This will help your veterinarian determine if it’s one of the highly toxic ones.”
For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to make an appointment with your veterinarian.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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