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He has a blade of grass stuck in his throat, Try's to eat

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He has a blade of grass stuck in his throat
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?
Customer: Try's to eat wet good but make him gag
JA: Cats have coughing problems all the time but it is worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Rusty hes 10
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rusty?
Customer: He has a little dermatitis from fleas but that's going away. He grew up some grad this sm Am
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 days ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 days ago.

1) Are you able to see the blade of grass at all?
2) How long has this been an issue?
3) Any vomiting?
4) Is he able to eat any food effectively without gagging?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Can't see the grass. When he eats he gags
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 days ago.

I'm afraid I am unable to make a phone call at this time.

How long has this been an issue?
Any vomiting?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Ok.. it just happen this am. He's afraid eat it makes him gag
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
The blade of grass that did come up was a blade that has small fought hair like texture
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 days ago.

The grass blade may or may not still be there. It can cause a lot of irritation having plant material pressed against the back of the throat. You can try giving a few drops of honey orally which may help coat the back of the throat and reduce the irritation. However, if you continue to see symptoms and are concerned, an exam would be useful. If the blade is stuck there, a vet can sedate Rusty and should be able to remove it. Once he's eating again without gagging, soft foods for at least a week are indicated and you may wish to add canned pumpkin to sweep down any additional grassy fibers that might be in the esophagus.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Great thank you.. I'll try this.
You answered a lot of my questions.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 days ago.

Happy to help. Good luck!

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