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She ate a piece of ribbon, about 6-10 inches I think. thin
She ate a piece of ribbon, about 6-10 inches I think. thin ribbon, that you curl on packages. … read more
DocPaul
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Our cat, katie, swallowed a piece of ribbon (8-10", 1/4"
our cat, katie, swallowed a piece of ribbon (8-10" long, 1/4" wide) yesterday afternoon. Our vet tried injections of two drugs to induce vomiting - no results. Last evening, at an emergency hospital, … read more
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Our cat ate a piece of fabric ribbon. He is at the vet now
Our cat ate a long piece of fabric ribbon. He is at the vet now but they don't seem so confident about what to do. He ate the ribbon about 30 hours ago. We were able to pull some of it out but eventua… read more
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Looks like a common thing - he ate about a 15" piece of
looks like a common thing - he ate about a 15" piece of wrapping paper ribbon. … read more
Dr. Kara
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My cat just ate a plastic ribbon. One of the plastic ribbons
My cat just ate a plastic ribbon. One of the plastic ribbons that come on the inside of clothes to help hold it to hangers. Will this object pass through normally? … read more
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My cat ate this mrning a piece of a long elastic string
My cat ate this mrning a piece of a long elastic string (that comes out of laundry machine as some elastic band came off of some underwear). It was all bunched up and she eat it. Since morning we are … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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My cat ate some ribbon today probably about 6" worth but in
My cat ate some ribbon today probably about 6" worth but in smaller segments about an inch to 2 inches each. How long should we wait before taking her to the vet? She threw up 3 pieces of ribbon today… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
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My 2 year old male cat ate about a 1 inch or less piece of
My 2 year old male cat ate about a 1 inch or less piece of wire ribbon last night around 10pm. The wire was covered that I know of at the time it was ingested. He went the entire day without any sympt… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
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Doctoral Degree
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Dr Dave, I've just been reading your answers regarding cats
Dr Dave, I've just been reading your answers regarding cats eating ribbon and you mention items over 9 inches long. My cat ate a piece of ribbon about 4 inches long and 1/4 wide, but very sheer, the t… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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Just saw my cat playing with some ribbon. Not sure if he ingested
Just saw my cat playing with some ribbon. Not sure if he ingested some. It was a bow with some 15 cm long ribbons from a present. I dont think he was playing with it for longer than a minute. Should I… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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My cat ate a narrow ribbon about 2 in. Long. s this risky?
Would a narrow ribbon about 2 inches long be risky for my cat to have swallowed? She seems to be eating well, but I'm watching her in case something worse comes up, My 2 year old tabby cat was playing… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat just ate a piece of of nylon ribbon 1/4 inch in width
my cat just ate a piece of of nylon ribbon 1/4 inch in width and 4 inches long - do I need to take him to the vet or will he pass this?… read more
Dr. Whitehead
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Doctoral Degree
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I think my cat just ate a length of ribbon, the quarter inch
I think my cat just ate a length of ribbon, the quarter inch wide fabric kind, maybe 18 inches long. Is there anything I can do?… read more
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Dr. Deb
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Doctoral Degree
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my cat ate about 9 inches of ribbon yesterday at 530 PM PST.
my cat ate about 9 inches of ribbon yesterday at 530 PM PST. We too her to the vet who tried to induce vomiting. They had suggested to us that by the time we had gotten to the emergency (after seeing … read more
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CriticalCareVet
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how much does childrens aspirin (81g) in an 11 lb cat thin
how much does children's aspirin (81g) in an 11 lb cat thin the blood? He gets aspirin every 3 days. Last dose was last night. I ask because our cat ate ~3 inches of 1/4" Christmas ribbon and I am con… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
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My one year old cat ate about 5 inches of nylon string from
My one year old cat ate about 5 inches of nylon string from her cat toy. I always hid the string toys, but this one was attached to a toy and dangled. I left her in the room for 10 mintues. I came bac… read more
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DrChristineM
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat ate a piece of ribbon. Should I take him to the vet?
My cat ate a piece of ribbon about 1 foot long two days ago. He has thrown up a couple of times, his bowel movements seem normal. Is it necessary to take him to the vet?… read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
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cat: just ate about 12 inches..Is there a way to induce vomitting?
Our 1 year old cat just ate about 12 inches of curling ribbon that was tied to a balloon. Overnight they ran out of helium and were on the floor, so she was able to get it. Is there a way to induce vo… read more
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