WHAT SHOULD I DO, I'M SCARED?
after watching animal cop, i'm worried know because my kitty ate a string with a needle. we only found out about this when the string was hanging from his anus and my mom pulled the string out so i'm worried dat it could have done some damge to my kitty internally. maybe it might be why he hasn't been eating as much as before BUT HE STILL EATS. he has lost 3 lbs and he's almost always sleeping.
on Apr 10th 2009
in Swallowing Foreign Objects
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Your kitty needs to see a vet ASAP! Yes, the string and needle could have done internal damage... and pulling it out could have caused more damage. Just because he's still eating does not mean there's nothing wrong. It's in cats nature to hide pain. PLEASE get him to a vet to be examined ASAP!
Mr. Fez (Angel Dreamboat #25) answered on 4/10/09. Helpful? / 0
Please call your vet, ASAP
♥ Tasha ♥ answered on 4/11/09. Helpful? / 0
A cat's intestines are very delicate. Therefore you never want to pull anything out that is dangling from their anal area. Rather, you might want to get a pair of scissors and cut whatever is sticking out, and then monitor the cat's bowel movements.
I'm not trying to make you feel bad, I'm just mentioning it because if your cat eats inappropriate items routinely, this is bound to come up again (we have been on poop watch for Gracie many times by now, and she has had to go to the vet).
Rapid weight loss in cats spells bad things, so you need to take your kitty to the vet immediately. Don't wait until tomorrow, or after the holiday. Find an emergency vet if yours is not open. Your kitty could be at death's door, and masking it pretty efficiently (that's what cats do). :(
Gracie answered on 4/12/09. Helpful? / 0
GO TO THE VET IMMEDIATELY! IF IT IS AFTER HOURS GO TO THE EMERGENCY VET. IMMEDIATELY! HE MAY BE DAMAGED INTERNALLY.
Jack the GiantCat HumphreyRIP answered on 4/17/09. Helpful? / 0
Take him to the vet as soon as possible!
Peaches answered on 5/15/11. Helpful? / 0