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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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My cat ate a part of a chicken bone last night. She has a

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My cat ate a part of a chicken bone last night. She has a small intense stink track and the vet has her on steroids for it. He just vomited several times.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Does "small intense stink track" mean "small intestinal tract"? If so, is Paws's GI tract inflamed from inflammatory bowel disease, e.g., for which steroids were prescribed? In any event, this isn't usually a consideration when we're concerned about a foreign body passing through the GI tract. Instead, we're concerned about the shape and sharpness of the foreign body. Chicken bones are notoriously dangerous because they can be both lengthy and sharp - particularly if they splinter. Persistent vomiting and/or anorexia are the hallmarks of gastrointestinal perforation or obstruction and should prompt having Paws's abdomen either X-rayed or ultrasounded. Please give me an update on Paws and respond with 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 your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin