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Just to say my cat has swallowed a piece of cellophane about 1 cm by 2cm I think (chewed off a larger piece). She did try and bring up something, but just froth, and I found an area of pink tinged fluid with two tiny specks of blood on the floor where I think she was maybe sick earlier. That was about two hours ago and she was hungry for breakfast and ate some soft food. I am going to keep a very close eye on her and follow your advice that was give in 2006 to another cat owner... feed soft food, keep a close eye, vaseline on paws and contact vet urgently if signs unwell. I also have some laxative paste the vet gave so I will give a little of that (I think it is stool softener).
So...thankyou for the answer in 2006! Thanks for this website!
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on your cat, please?

A piece of cellophane of that size should pass through her gastrointestinal tract unaided. I'm concerned that you saw evidence of hematemesis - blood in vomitus, however. Is it possible that she ingested more than the cellophane?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Fortunately she seems OK. She is eating normally and is coming to get food when offered as usual. No more sickness. She is also playing normally. I don't think she got anything else, certainly nothing obvious, though she has been known to eat feathers and elastic bands in the past. I am keeping a close eye on her. Fortunately I have very good vets who know her well, so if I am worried at all tomorrow I can call them.
Don't be concerned re time of response... it was early morning and with hindsight I should have put "urgent" probably. Also I think I asked at least twice as I was confused by it saying dog veterinarian, so resent!
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Have bookmarked just in case. Hopefully all will be well. Thank you!

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