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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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My cat swallowed a thickish 1.5 inch long rubber tube

My kitten, 3 months old, ate it in front of my eyes, and when I went and open her mouth, she had already swallowed it. this happened about 2 hours ago. She immediately felt very low-energy not playful - unlike her, but after half an hour, she started to be her own playful self, and energetic, and now seems too normal to rush it to the vet. Any advice? Thanks..
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 02:47 PM
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I still say you should take her to the vet, her stomach acids may not be able to digest it all

but then again, you may see it in the litterbox in a few days

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 02:47 PM
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take her to a vet. It can cause serious damage on the way down or a blockage.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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i dont think the cat can digest it. it's too rubbery.
also the vet x-ray cost in my neighborhood seems too high for my budget, but I will if I have to. Any advice?
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Try taking her to another vet that will be cheaper, even if you have to go to another town

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 03:24 PM
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That may not show up on an x-ray. You might just end up having to sweat it out waiting for it to pass or block. But you should contact a vet ASAP.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks to all who replied. my kitty is fine.

it turns out she didn't actually swallow the thing. it was chewing on something else. 'cause i found the object under the fridge.

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Whew!!
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