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post #31 of 44
The danger signs are coughing and drooling, inability to eat or drink, straining at the litter pan and not producing anything. If it is long enough, it can get caught on the back of the tongue then the cat will have problems swallowing. It also can cut through soft tissue or intestine. If you touch her tummy gently but firmly does she cry out or show discomfort? Have you looked to see if it might still be in her mouth caught? Another danger sign would be if she starts hiding from you. If you see it protruding, don't pull it. If it is on the back of her tongue, you need a vet to remove it.

You can give her mineral oil, laxatone, mashed and cooked green beans with a bit of butter (fresh beans not canned). If she doesn't like pumpkin, try giving her a bit of yam (cooked and cooled) Organic catnip, grass make a good fiber source to help her move it through.

Also, are you sure she ate it? Maybe, just maybe she hid it in a corner?

Best of luck-
post #32 of 44
Thread Starter 
She went poo this morning and she's been in the box since then, but I haven't followed her in there to see what she did apart from what Mooch did. She's acting just fine so I'm saying my prayers. She was just at the water bowl when I tried to give her the pumpkin. And this morning she was chasing her milk ring for a while. And this evening she did her little 'neurotic run.' She's typically napping in the evenings and she did nothing unusual in regards to that (ie she sleeps on the top perch of the cat tree usually).

I really don't think she left the desk where she was sitting. I heard her move a bit so I poked my head in here and she was sitting up, went back out to the door about 7 steps away and came back just a few seconds later. That's when I discovered the 2 ends of the elastic string. I think originally it was about a foot long, then I only had about 8" left if I put both ends together.
post #33 of 44
MA made some exellent suggestions.
I always keep laxatone on hand.
If you have any doubts, call your vet...
Noodles
and a hug for you.

This too shall pass...
Couldn't resist the bad pun.
post #34 of 44
Poor kitty. The things they get into..

Hope she passes it soon. Keep us posted!

post #35 of 44
Thread Starter 
Sorry I haven't posted an update guys. I've done almost nothing but sleep since the party Friday night. (And there wasn't any alcohol involved!)

Well so far I've still not found anything on my treasure hunts. Noodles is still acting fine, eating fine, etc. I've still got my eye on her, but I'm thinking she may have passed it and I missed it, or maybe she really didn't eat it, but I'm not sure about what she could have done with it in that short of a time???
post #36 of 44
Your treasure hunt?
It must have been a fun party.

It is possible that she pass it or didn't eat it is the first place.
Where could she have stashed that dreaded string?
Let us know if there is any change.
post #37 of 44
I will tell you a little story, I hope it does not scare you...but I had a Himalayan cat when I lived with my parents he was a big 18 pounder and pretty aggressive...He started acting lethargic and my Dad rushed him to the vet...he had eaten an elastic string that had a bell attached...the elastic dug into his intestines every time they contracted...and the bell was stuck...After a 7 hour operation he was fine ...but I think the bell was the real problem because it would not let the string go through.

I hope all is well with your baby, and I hope I didn't scare u too bad. Many prayers and vibes for pooping the string out
post #38 of 44
Thread Starter 
I'm really really really really hoping if she did eat it, that it has passed. I'm still going to be watching, but she just seems completely fine. I unno bout her. The elastic stringy thing was black and it's kind of dark in there, but she was kind of in a 'cubby' on the desk so she'd really have had to move to stash it that fast.
post #39 of 44
geez i hope your cat is fine.
my pilo has a habit of eating strings aswell. once she was puking out a string, lucky i was there because she was choking on it.
keep a close eye on her

blesses and goodluck!
post #40 of 44
Anything yet???
post #41 of 44
Thread Starter 
Nothin! But I've litterally watched her poo again so ????? She didn't appear to be having any difficulty. Just a bit disgruntled at having her privacy invaded!
post #42 of 44
Poor Noodles....Mommy watching her go poo.

I wonder if your vet could tell you when Noodles will be out of danger...
that she either didn't eat the string or it pass and you missed it.
I would hope that after a certain amount of time...
you could relax and let Noodles poo in private.
post #43 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xocats View Post
Poor Noodles....Mommy watching her go poo.

I wonder if your vet could tell you when Noodles will be out of danger...
that she either didn't eat the string or it pass and you missed it.
I would hope that after a certain amount of time...
you could relax and let Noodles poo in private.
I'm sure she would appreciate that!
post #44 of 44
ergh, my cat just ate half of my DS lite wrist strap, i can't see it anywhere on the floor or bed! what shall i do? shall i wait to see if she pukes it up or poops it out?

it was something like this:



and when i went to play my DS lite i saw most of it was gone 0_0 the little rascal!
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