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My cat swallow a string in raffia

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my cat swallow a string in raffia
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear your cat swallowed a string. How long ago did this happen?

How long was the string?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If the string was more than 6 inches long, it could cause an intestinal blockage that can be serious, requiring surgery.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

The best thing would to try to make her vomit, but there is no safe way to do this at home. Hydrogen peroxide can cause bleeding inside the stomach of cats. The best thing would be to get her to a veterinarian to have them induce vomiting, and/or retrieve the string with an endoscope before it leaves the stomach.

If the string was short, it may pass but this can take up to a week.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi Laure,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Pumpkin. How is everything going?
Rebecca
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I did not hear back from you; how is Pumpkin doing?

Please let me know if my answer was helpful and if I can answer anything else; hope she is well!

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