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    We haven't had a cat story for awhile, so here's mine. A few weeks ago, my 10 year old girl started acting out of the ordinary, but didn't appear to be ill. It was just my observation that many of her normal "routines" were changed. She's a complete indoor cat and has never been outside, not without being held in my arms. In spite of appearing well, last week when I saw that she had not eaten or drank for two days, I took her to the vet for evaluation. She's had all the stuff a vet can do - including blood work which revealed an elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level. Her kidneys and liver being OK, the doc figured she might have ulcers in her GI tract. Since I'm an incompetent when it comes to getting her to take medicine, either liquid or pill, I left her at the pet hospital on Friday for medicating and observation.

    To shorten the story, yesterday the vet called to tell me that she had extracted a 44 inch long piece of (formerly) white cord from her rectum. I can't imagine how in the world she SWALLOWED a 44" long piece of cord, let alone how come her lack of eating was the only sign I had. The white cord was a round shoelace type thing that my son and I had given her to play with several weeks ago. She loves shoelaces and has two that she's had all her life and plays with every day. Not any more! I'll have to watch a lot closer that she doesn't get near any string or other "foreign objects" in the future.

    I'm going to pick her up today and I can't imagine what the vet's bill will be. I only know that the daily "boarding" fee is small, but... she seems to be OK, eating well and normal "bodily functions" if you get my drift!

    This is Hunter a few years ago:

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    Hi Big Al

    Glad she is well and that the picture posted excludes string appearing from affected area!! :-)
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    [quote name='stevehocking' post='773809' date='05-May-2009 12:40']Hi Big Al

    Glad she is well and that the picture posted excludes string appearing from affected area!! :-)[/quote]
    It's not nice to look up a lady's skirts ya know !!
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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='773781' date='05-May-2009 07:46']I'm going to pick her up today and I can't imagine what the vet's bill will be. I only know that the daily "boarding" fee is small, but... she seems to be OK, eating well and normal "bodily functions" if you get my drift![/quote]

    Well, let's hope that you get her back with no strings attached
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    [quote name='MickeyMouse' post='773920' date='06-May-2009 09:53']Well, let's hope that you get her back with no strings attached[/quote]
    I picked her up yesterday afternoon, with NO strings attached. However, the vet had a staffer WASH the string and save it in a ziplock bag to show me. I can't believe a domestic cat could swallow such a thing. Whew, I feel better and she seems back to normal, eating and drinking as she normally does. It seems a little much (gross) or I would post a picture of this 44" long cord.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='773935' date='06-May-2009 15:59']I picked her up yesterday afternoon, with NO strings attached. However, the vet had a staffer WASH the string and save it in a ziplock bag to show me. I can't believe a domestic cat could swallow such a thing. Whew, I feel better and she seems back to normal, eating and drinking as she normally does. It seems a little much (gross) or I would post a picture of this 44" long cord.[/quote]

    Big Al

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