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My cat swallowed a piece of ribbon...it looks a substantial
my cat swallowed a piece of ribbon...it looks a substantial amt...possibly up to one or two feet...I dont know if it was in pieces or whole...I just came downstairs and saw alot of ribbon missing from… read more
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Our male cat ate a piece of ribbon-the skinny kind you
Our male cat ate a piece of ribbon-the skinny kind you curl-could not cath him when he was eating it to pull it out of his mouth we do not know how long it is -we are very worried about obstruction or… read more
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Jess K
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he swallowed a foot long ribbon and he hasn't pooped it out
he swallowed a foot long ribbon and he hasn't pooped it out our thrown up … read more
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Dr. John
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat got into a ball of metallic Christmas ribbon. I found
My cat got into a ball of metallic Christmas ribbon. I found one piece about 3" long. Later, he threw up 3 more pieces - 2 short ones and one about 11" long. I can't imagine that he swallowed that muc… read more
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My 13 year old cat just ate several pieces of curling ribbon
My 13 year old cat just ate several pieces of curling ribbon off my granddaughter's mylar balloons? It is 11:16 at night. She looks fine. What should we do?… read more
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Dr. B.
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my cat ate a 2-3 in. piece if curly ribbon. She is wretching
my cat ate a 2-3 in. piece if curly ribbon. She is wretching but only throwing up clear liquid. She is still eating and drinking and otherwise acting normal. What should I do?… read more
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Rebecca
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My cat ate some curling ribbon, but I dont know how much of
My cat ate some curling ribbon, but I don't know how much of it he ate. He threw up right after, and there was some ribbon in it. Should I be worried? What do you recommend?… read more
Dr. Whitehead
Dr. Whitehead
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Doctoral Degree
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6 days ago my 4 year old ate a piece of curling ribbon, about
6 days ago my 4 year old ate a piece of curling ribbon, about 4 inches long, she shows no signs of distress, eats/drinks plays. I have been watching her stool daily, no ribbon, but passing stool norma… read more
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Dr. Deb
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Doctoral Degree
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I am fostering a lovely cat. It has taken a couple weeks for
I am fostering a lovely cat. It has taken a couple weeks for him to get comfortable in his new home. Christmas Eve he grabbed a piece of curling ribbon. Maybe 4 inches and ate it before we could catch… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
8,877 satisfied customers
Our cat swallowed a piece of thin (about 1/4" wide) curling-type
Our cat swallowed a piece of thin (about 1/4" wide) curling-type ribbon about 8 inches long last night. We don't know if we should take him to the emergency vet, give him laxatone, or what?… read more
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CriticalCareVet
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Doctoral Degree
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my 4 year old cat ate about 10" of curling ribbon last night.
my 4 year old cat ate about 10" of curling ribbon last night. It seems as if he's vomited all of it ... it came out in several pieces (vomited once). He ate normally after that & I've plapated his abd… read more
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PetDoctor2005
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat swallowed some ribbon 2mar and I didnt know until i
My cat swallowed some ribbon 2mar and I didn't know until i saw he hadn't pooped for about 48 hours. I fed him a tiny bit of tuna and butter and the next morning 3mar i saw some ribbon he threw up on … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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cat: my vet did blood work..him milk..eaten in a week..lays
my vet did blood work on my cat and everything seems to be fine except they think he has pancreatitus.. he is now on predisone and i am giving him milk in a dropper, and water too. but he has not eate… read more
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Dr. George White
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: year old male..throwing up for a few days..iv for fluids..rays
My 7 year old male cat recently had a bad bout of constipation. He was throwing up for a few days constantly so I had him put on an IV for fluids since he couldn't hold anything down. He had three x-r… read more
Dr.Allie
Dr.Allie
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat ate some curling ribbon and has vomited up some of it
my cat ate some curling ribbon and has vomited up some of it , but not sure it's all gone. he's active and playful. should he go to emergency?… read more
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Rebecca
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cat: is 11 years old and weighs 18 pounds..for the past week
my cat is 11 years old and weighs 18 pounds. for the past week or so he has sounded like he has a hairball but can't get it up, drinking a lot more water, and swallows hard and swallows alot. I took h… read more
Dr. Steve
Dr. Steve
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Doctoral Degree
2,779 satisfied customers
My cat had diarhea (which had a piece of ribbon about an inch
My cat had diarhea (which had a piece of ribbon about an inch long in it) this morning and threw up two times during the day. The throw up was like foamy water. He hasn't eaten or had much water to dr… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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cat: My 10 year..10 year old..started coughing..treating with laxatone
My 10 year old cat has started coughing approx. 8 times a day. It sounds like he is trying to cough up a furball but I have been treating with Laxatone with no results. (short haired cat). I fear he m… read more
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