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Veterinarians give an urgent warning after the cat is nearly killed after licking a Himalayan salt lamp

  • Domestic cat Ruby suffered from sodium poisoning by licking the light in her house
  • Sodium poisoning in pets can cause convulsions, diarrhea and loss of coordination
  • Pet owners are encouraged to look at their animals because the lights can be tempting
 

By Jackson Barron for Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:32 BST, 2 July 2019 | updated: 23:52 BST, July 2, 2019

A vet has issued a warning to pet owners after a cat was nearly killed by licking a Himalayan salt lamp in New Zealand.

 

Maddie Smith saw her cat, Ruby, behave strangely and assumed it was from the cold weather.

After she returned from work that night, Ruby's condition had deteriorated to the point where she could no longer walk, eat or drink, and had trouble seeing and hearing.

Mrs. Smith took her to a vet who said she was suffering from brain swelling due to sodium poisoning.

 

A veterinarian has issued a warning to pet owners after a cat was nearly killed after licking a Himalayan salt lamp in New Zealand (stock photo)

 

A veterinarian has issued a warning to pet owners after a cat was nearly killed after licking a Himalayan salt lamp in New Zealand (stock photo)

 

Sodium poisoning can be life threatening for pets, with symptoms such as seizures, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of coordination.

Himalayan salt lamps are a common item in many households, and pet owners are warned to keep an eye on their pets because the lights can be tempting to animals.

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