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Trout just ate a huge amount of metallic ribbon. Well, huge for her, I guess. She ate a couple of inches of ribbon with wire on it earlier too. Stupid cat. I tried pulling the last of it out of her throat just now but I didn't get much. What is it about metallic ribbon and tinsel and stuff that makes it irresistible to cats? I'm gonna have to watch her for a day or two to make sure she passes it. Argh.

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lilturtle
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, really keep an eye on her. My mom's cat ate curly ribbon and he ended up getting really sick. The vet says that it cuts up their insides.
rivulet
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
I'm worried about her! I hope she doesn't have to do the vet thing. Do you know what they have to do to her? Do they have to pump it out, or what?
lilturtle
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:37 pm (UTC)
I think if it gets lodged and is causing pain, the fix is surgery. I am sure she will be fine. Just keep an eye on her eating and bowel movements. Anything odd, take her into the vet.

rivulet
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:42 pm (UTC)
Argh, I really hope it doesn't come to that! Dumb cat.
dstroy
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:35 pm (UTC)
What's worse is when they pass it through and they have the stuff coming out of their butt. I know I've heard of sad stories of cats that were harmed by tinsel, but we've seen Fanny eat and pass, slowly (ugh) Easter grass, which amounts to the same thing.

Reminds me of a funny and gross story F's parents told me about one of their cats. Warning, it's pretty yucky, but I'm going to tell it anyway cause the image made me laugh so hard.

They were telling me about how they woke up one night to a lot of commotion. They came out to find that the cat was sitting in the middle of the living room doing something, apparently grooming, and then it would suddenly yeowl and jump straight up in the air all freaked out, then it would return to doing whatever it was that the cat had been doing before, and then again it would yeowl and jump, repeating the sequence over and over.

Curious, they came to see what was the matter, and it turns out that the cat had evidently swallowed a rubberband and passed it, only it hadn't completely come out. So the cat was tugging at it trying to get it to come completely out, but the rubberband was stubbornly stuck, and her efforts would cause it to stretch out and then yank back at the cat's butt with a *snap*, which of course, would cause the cat to jump and yeowl.
rivulet
Dec. 6th, 2003 10:41 pm (UTC)
Haha! That's sad! But hilarious. :D I'm pretty sure Trout will be OK with it, though she ate quite a lot of it (and tried again just a couple of minutes ago - at this rate I'm going to have to put the gifts somewhere way up high!) - I'm sure in a day or two, if she's not sick, I won't have to be worried anymore.
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