The vets worked quickly to rid the cat's body of the salt with intravenous fluids and potassium supplements. They continued to test her electrolytes daily until her levels returned to normal and she was out of the woods.
Smith is hopeful that Ruby’s cautionary tale can save lives, because it's not just cats who are prone to accidental sodium poisoning.
“Ruby's case simply highlights ... that for dogs and cats, sometimes the most innocuous sources of sodium chloride can cause issues if the particular animal is drawn to it," First Vets wrote on Facebook. "Another good example is when dogs ingest homemade playdough in large enough quantities for a toxic dose of sodium chloride to be reached for the particular dog's size.”