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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 25571
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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We are having a bit of an emergency with our cat Tango.

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Hello,
We are having a bit of an emergency with our cat Tango. He may have an obstruction.
Dima
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Dima. I regret that I'm not allowed to correspond with you outside of this venue. Please let me know if you still need help.
I'm incredulous that Tango could have eaten an entire corn cob. I can only hope that he chewed it up well because corn cobs are notorious for obstructing the gastrointestinal tract. There would be no treatment option other than surgery if an obstruction were identified in the ultrasound although in non-critical cases (my patient has remained stable), I might re-ultrasound or X-ray in 12 hours to see if a foreign body has moved farther down the gastrointestinal tract.
Please respond with additional information or further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Tango. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin