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Chay ate some ribbon!

post #1 of 11
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Looks like Chay found a piece of ribbon attached to a box, pulled it out, and swallowed it! It was really short, probably no more than three inches long. I'm going to keep an eye on him for the rest of the weekend, so I know if he throws up or otherwise acts unusual he's definately going to the vet school to get checked out. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to try and make sure nothing bad happens with that ribbon? Thanks!
post #2 of 11
Just three inches long -- I really think he'll be okay, so don't panic. You're right to watch him closely, though... I'm so glad you saw him do it!

I don't know whether this is a good idea or not, but my instinct would be to give him some Laxatone to coat the ribbon and help it slip through more easily. Maybe someone else can tell us whether that makes sense...
post #3 of 11
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lol I didn't see him do it, since he was in the other room, otherwise he never would have gotten the chance! I heard something funny though, so I went to investigate, since strange noises and missing kitties usually means trouble. He was licking his chops like he'd just had something yummy, but I couldn't figure out what he'd eaten till I looked down and noticed a little gift box looked different. The things cats eat....
post #4 of 11
3 inches is probably not going to be a problem but it's a good idea to keep a close eye on him nonetheless.
post #5 of 11
You could try to make him vomit by giving him some 3% hydrogen peroxide. A teaspoon would do to start. This would only work if he had just swallowed it. I would call your vet first and check with them. If you don't want to make him vomit I would feed him lots to help the ribbon pass. Once again call the vet first!
post #6 of 11
My silly orange tom Smeagol swallowed a piece of ribbon, unbeknownst to me, until WARNINGthis is really gross) I saw something pink sticking out of his rear end! Unbelievably, it was about 5 inches long- he got into my sewing basket, pawed the cover off and ate my ribbon!
I am more careful now how I store my ribbon! I just pulled it out and threw it away- yuck-and Smeagol was quite embarrassed about the whole thing... he's usually so dignified!
So, be careful with ribbons!!! We were very lucky.
I'd watch the cat, but not worry too much- a little laxative seems like a good idea.
post #7 of 11
Please DO NOT pull any ribbon you see protruding out of your cat. Get the cat to the vet quickly if you notice the ribbon showing up. If you have loose leaf catnip you can give him some of that, great fiber and it might push the ribbon through before it has a chance to do any harm.
post #8 of 11
Would giving hairball gel help it to pass more easily?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hahaha, Hissy, Chay loves you for that suggestion! He's crazy about his catnip. I haven't noticed any type of throwing up or generally odd behavior so far, but I'll give him some of his hairball gel stuff and some catnip tonight. He also hasn't passed the ribbon yet, so we'll see what happens. Thanks for all the advice everyone!
post #10 of 11
3 inches?? well, juz b careful next time ya... cats tend to love strings n ribbons n they r indeed harzadous to them....
post #11 of 11
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Little booger passed that ribbon earlier today, no problems. So crisis over, thanks for your support everyone! There will definately be no more things for silly cats to eat on the floor, even if its been there longer than they have. Hissy, Chay says that you're to recommend that every cat be treated with catnip for their ailments, and that he would prefer that be his medication from now on!
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