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Animal is dead
, is styrofoam poison to sum kats?

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animal is dead
JA: Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: is styrofoam poison to sum kats?
JA: Did you see what the animal ate?
Customer: just answer ? please
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the animal?
Customer: it had no tail
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Doc Sara replied 10 months ago.

Hi there, I'm Dr. Sara. I'm a licensed veterinarian who works exclusively with cats and dogs. I'm so sorry to hear about that your kitty is dead - I'm sure that was very shocking and sad. To directly answer your question - styrofoam by itself isn't toxic, however if they eat enough of it, it can cause a GI obstruction (blockage) that can most definitely be life threatening. Pets with a GI obstruction do a lot of vomiting, as they can't move food or water through their GI tract.

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss - please let me know what other questions I can answer for you.

~Dr. Sara

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