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I believe my cat swallowed a piece of a broken hard plastic

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Customer: ***** ***** and I...
Customer: ***** ***** and I believe my cat swallowed a piece of a broken hard plastic spoon.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: He is being treated for toxoplasmosis and isn't eating so I was "feeding him" with a plastic spoon. I used a more flexible spoon the other day so when he bit it no problem bu this time I used a harder spoon so he bit it and cracked it and then chewed and swalled a piece. I tried to get it out of his mouth but couldn't. He seems fine so he must have swallowed it but will it rip up his insides??? He is already sick.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He is being treated for toxoplasmosis and isn't eating so I was "feeding him" with a plastic spoon. I used a more flexiblespoon the other day so when he bit it no problem bu this time I used a harder spoon so he bit it and cracked it and then chewed and swalled a piece. I tried to get it out of his mouth but couldn't. He seems fine so he must have swallowed it but will it rip up his insides??? He is already sick.
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long ago did he potentially eat this?

How big was the peace? Did it look to have jagged edges (you can check the remaining bit of spoon to assess that)?

When you say he is already sick, do you mean he is vomiting since eating this? Or unwell from the Toxoplasma?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Any black stool?

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