Possible swallowed string?
This morning, I found one of our "Da Bird" toys lying in the hallway (I have NO idea how they got it down from the closed closet shelf, but that's beside the point, I guess). I have the pole, and the feathers, but the entire length of string (I guess about 18 inches) is missing. I've looked everywhere, and I'm terrified that one of the cats (most likely Leia, the kitten) swallowed it.
So far they both seem fine - playing, running, eating, and acting completely normal. No vomiting, even having eaten twice. They have both used the litterbox but only to pee (at least since I got home 30 minutes ago).
I'm planning on calling the vet to ask what symptoms I should be watching for (or whether I should just take them both in) but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with string swallowers. What do I watch for? Should I use vaseline or petromalt to try to help the string pass? Has anybody's kitty ever passed a long string safely?
I'm calling the vet now, but if anybody has any thoughts, I'm all ears.