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My daughters kitten hid in the washing machine. she turned

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my daughters kitten hid in the washing machine. she turned it on and it only was on for about 2 minutes and she heard the kitten screaming. it is shaking but stands up and its eyes are open and it is coherent. should she go to an emergency room or give it hydrogen peroxide.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
OK, she does need to go to an emergency room. Do not give hydrogen peroxide. We need x-rays to evaluated her lungs, she may require oxygen support, fluid therapy, electrolyte regulation, and temperature regulation. I highly recommend keeping her hospitalized for at least one night. She may require more if she is seriously affected. Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay even if the cat was only in there for a minute or two. It is a kitten maybe 2 to 3 months old
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Yes 1-2 minutes is absolutely enough for her to aspirate a significant amount of soapy water. Hopefully it won't be serious, but I do not think we can assume that.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
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