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Seems to be a common theme, my cat ate a rubber band
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Our male cat who is only 9 months old and has never had a
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My one year old cat may or may not have torn a rubber band
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My cat ate a thick rubber band (like those around vegetables
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My cat ate a rubber band 3 days ago (Sunday night). She
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My cat ate several small rubber bands about 4 or more hours
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My cat found some postal flat type rubber bands and apparently
My cat found some postal flat type rubber bands and apparently ate an inch or so of two. Is there anything to worry about. He's a house cat and got outside yesterday and ran away. We've heard nor seen… read more
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My adult cat ate a large rubber band today. He is eating and drinking ok. Will he pass this or should I be worried?… read more
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