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My kitten (3 1/2 months) ate a crumpled piece (about 4

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My kitten (3 1/2...

My kitten (3 1/2 months) ate a crumpled piece (about 4 inches ) of plumbers tape on Saturday morning. I do not see it in her litter box. She is eating fine.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if your kitten will be able to digest that. What is the kitten's name?

Avi

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Avi?

She seems normal in every way. Very spunky and kitten like.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat
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Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Did you witness the consumption of the tape?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
She was chewing on something and the only this it could have been was the balled up piece of tape. No vomiting or diarrhea.
Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Excellent. Typically it takes as long as 3-5 days for a foreign body to pass (assuming it does not become a blockage). I would keep a close eye for GI signs such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, avoiding food and water, lethargy, etc. It would not hurt to add pure canned pumpkin to canned cat food and feed this for the next week to help move any tape through the intestines. If, by chance, you see any protruding from the rectum NEVER pull. Always trim close to the anus and allow the body to expel it naturally.

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Cat Vet: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Checking in. How is Avi?

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