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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 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.
JA: 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?
Customer: Avi
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Avi?
Customer: She seems normal in every way. Very spunky and kitten like.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Did you witness the consumption of the tape?

Any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 2 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.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 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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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Checking in. How is Avi?