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I believe my cat ate a couple of inches of 1/4" thin rayon

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I believe my cat ate a couple of inches of 1/4" thin rayon wrapping ribbon. I found of couple of shredded remaining pieces on the floor. Should this pass through her stool (if not vomited)? Should I do anything else but monitor her at this point?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Hi David,

I am sorry Sophie ate rayon wrapping paper. Immediately, give her some people tuna in oil. That should enable the ribbon to pass through her GI tract.

Monitor her for any lack of appetite, inability to pass stool or abdominal pain for the next 3 days.

If she eats and defecates fine by then you should be out of the woods.

Please let me know what happens.

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Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.
Hi David,

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