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We have an emotional support cat and she swallowed a needle…

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We have an emotional...

We have an emotional support cat and she swallowed a needle with a short thread on it. We took her to the vet and it is her stomach. They want $3,000.00 to do surgery other vets are saying to put her down if we can't afford it. She is fine. Acting fine, playing and eating. What can we do no one will help us and we can't afford surgery. I purchased insurance for her but her effective date is not until tomorrow.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?

Nefertiti 3 years

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

She is healthy and has all of her regular shots and checkups

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Are you at a specialty center or at a general practice?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

A general practice may be a little cheaper to use for her surgery if you are at a specialty center

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

You could have her hospitalized on IV fluids and medications and wait until tomorrow to do the surgery, but you will run the risk of the needle poking a hole in her stomach and causing more issues.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Will insurance cover the cost of the surgery if you wait until tomorrow?

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Cat Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

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