Post # 1
So my cat swallowed dental floss. I took her to the vet and the vet found the dental floss wrapped around her tongue so he pulled it out but he had to cut if becuase he couldn’t get the rest out of her. She isn’t eating or drinking and just sleeps in her bed and won’t move. Whenever I bring my other cat around her, the other cat always hisses at her. Is the dental floss going to pass?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
You should be calling your vet…instead of asking pet health advice on a wedding site?
Post # 9
Yeah I say take the cat back to the vet or maybe a different vet even,
Post # 10
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
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.