(Closed) My cat swallowed dental floss! I need advice!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You might want to try getting an xray?

My cat found a bunch of elastic, and ate it, and I ended up having to get him emergency surgery because he couldn’t keep any food down.

That is a bummer! I’m sorry your little curious cat did that. 🙁

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I say xray too.  You need to make sure her intestines arent in a bunch.

Just make sure she is getting enough fluids.  Ive also read that if the floss starts to pass, do not pull on it. Pulling can damage the intestines.  I guess you should use scissors to trim it.

So sorry to hear about your fur princess.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

oh no! i’m surprised the vet didnt do an xray when he found it wrapped in her mouth. i’d definitely suggest that.. it could pass, but it could also become tangled inside or cause an obstruction. better safe than sorry 🙁 poor kitty

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The vet didn’t say anything to you about it passing?  Shame on them.

She might need to get surgery since sometimes that stuff does get wrapped around their organs.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I suggest you phone  the vet you saw and ask. He/she should have given you advice on what symptoms would require a return visit.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Please keep a close eye on your furbaby, if she is lethargic and not eating or drinking she could have damage to her intestines from the floss.  I would take her back to the vet to make sure she is ok.  I know you aren’t taking this lightly but I want to remind you that this can be very serious.  I lost my kitten last year because he ate thread and it damaged his intestines.  We tried to save him with surgery but the damage was too bad.  Prayers for you and your kitty that she is ok. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should be calling your vet…instead of asking pet health advice on a wedding site?

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah I say take the cat back to the vet or maybe a different vet even,

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No eating or drinking is a bad sign.  It sounds like your vet wasn’t thorough.  Do you have any local emergency clinics for pets nearby?  I would try that.

Post # 11
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Newbee

My cat did that once but I didnt know of it until it came out the other end (sorry if this is gross) and had to help removing it. Although if he/she is not eating or drinking it could be a bad sign and I would get another opinion from a different vet.

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