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Hello again,I have worked out an answer for you below ...1. The chances are that smaller pieces of dental floss say around two inches or so will probably just pass straight through Joshie's intestinal tract and not cause any problems. However very occasionally in the past at my clinic I have seen problems related to cats swallowing longer pieces as this can tie the the intestines up into a knot and cause both quite severe intestinal tract damage and consequent intestinal tract obstruction.2. The chances are that if you do nothing then your cat will be just fine but if you want to take every precaution then you may want to induce vomiting and recover the dental floss, if you can do this in the first hour after ingestion then this may be possible. For the sake of speed I will give you a link on how to do this best : LINK3. But if you do not induce vomiting then you should keep an eye on your cat and contact a local vet without delay if any odd symptoms occur. Such symptoms could include vomiting, lethargy, not eating, straining or abdominal pain.4. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Joshie's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Hello again,I am just checking back in to see how Joshie is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the dental floss ...Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.