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My kitty was in the dryer and I didn't know and turned if on

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My kitty was in the dryer and I didn't know and turned if on , she was in there for about 5 mins. What kind of injuries will she have? Will she die from hitting her head in there? I'm so scared! Please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Hi Theresa,
I am so sorry this happened.
Please tell me more about Little Momma's so I can evaluate her condition:
Were there wet clothes in the dryer with her?
Is she able to walk around normally or is she acting dizzy or disoriented?
Is she eating?
Do you see any burns?
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
Dear Theresa,
I was hoping to hear right back from you so we could talk about Little Momma's.
Believe it or not this is a very common accident because cats LOVE to sleep in dryers. Most come out unscathed without any permanent injuries.
You did well to wet her and put her in front of a fan.
Check all over her body for any burns, sores or wounds. If there were clothes in there with her they would have cushioned her body from injury.
Is she dizzy or disoriented? Are her pupils normal or dilated?
f so, she could have a head injury BUT if she is walking around normally and eating she is most likely fine.
Just keep an eye on her for the next 24 hours for any developing symptoms.
If she is acting normally by this time tomorrow we are in the clear.
Please let me know what happens and how she is doing. I hope all will be well.
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
How is your fur baby? Please let me know. I am concerned about her.