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Anonymous:my cat was playing with a string and ate it by accident. is it dangerous and what should i do?
Anonymous:ok thanks i'll keep an eye on him. everything seems ok so far.
Anonymous:I once had one of my cats operated because she had consumed a large amount of rubber tubing. This is not a thing to be careless about! I do hope your cat won't have to go through this.
Anonymous:he seems fine! (sigh of RELIEF)
Anonymous:Yes, it can be very dangerous. Luckily you had the benefit of seeing your cat eat the string... now you can watch to make sure it is passed.
Unfortunately for us, we did not know our cat Eva had eaten any string (I actually think it was dental floss). Over the course of a few weeks, even months(?), the string got stuck and acted like a saw, slowly cutting through her intestines, causing infection and requiring emergency surgery. She passed away 2 days ago, about 24 hours after surgery... her body just couldn't recover. She was only 15months old.
Notice how I said it CAN be dangerous. I've heard the string can also be passed. For us, it was fatal. Please don't ignore it... if it's not passed quickly, consult with your doctor about surgery... before your cat is too weak to recover.
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