I was exercising last night and happened to see Rocket out of the corner of my eye acting very strange. So I picked him up and found something hanging out of his rear end. Not thinking I took a kitty bath wipe and slowly pulled it out. it ended up being about 6 inches long and it looked to me like a corn husk. But I wasn't sure so I had it in the toilet(again not thinking) and waited for my S/O to come home. well he wasn't sure what it was so I told him NOT to flush it until I could figure out something to put it in. well that didn't go over at all(or it went in one ear and out the other) long story short he flushed it. being the overly worried mom that I am, i watched him all thru the night and first thing this am I called the vet. I tried to explain what it looked like to me and they said that I didn't need to bring him in, just to watch him and make sure he's eating and drinking and basically being normal. Well so far he is but do you think my cat could've had a tapeworm? I've never seen one and this thing didn't move when got it into the toilet so I'm not sure and am still a little bit worried. Rocket weighs 10 pounds and on his last vet visit about a month ago, he was the same weight. Do you think I should collect some stool and have ti checked just in case? or do you think like the vet said, he should be fine as long as everything goes in and comes out normally?
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8/7/03 at 9:51am