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5month kitten swallowed some plastic bits, cosmo, he threw…

5month kitten swallowed some...

5month kitten swallowed some plastic bits

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the kitten will be able to digest that. What is the kitten's name?

Cosmo

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cosmo?

He threw up twice, the first time a few plastic bits came up. the second time, just 'spit' he is licking his wet food but not eating chunks of it

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8/18/2017
Dr B
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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thanks

what size were the plastic bits?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
maybe 2-3cm long and 1-2 cm wide
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
no blood in his stool or vomit. we are debating taking him in tomorrow

You definitely need to take your kitten in and I would recommend tonight. These will not pass......and it is better to try to get them out of stomach than risk intestinal involvement....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
even though he vomited once, you think there may still be more in there?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
that is why he is vomiting the spit

Yes, there very well could be and this is a medical emergency.....yes...

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What do you think the vet will do? surgery??

I hope that they will be able to either get him to throw up the rest or scope him with endoscope to get out of the stomach....

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They will first have to ascertain whether they think there is more in there....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok

Can I answer any other questions?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If he is not showing any signs of lethargy- is that a good sign? or at this point we just need to get him to the hospital

he would not show any signs yet.....get him to hospital.....

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok thank you.

Sure thing.......DRB

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Let me know if I can assist with follow up.....DRB

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