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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Cat Ate A Rubber Band?

Okay, so it was the thick kind, and he bit off a couple of pieces and ate them. If the dog had eaten it, I'd figure, hey, I'll all come out eventually, but I'm not so sure about the cat.

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Call the vet. If it were tiny pieces, it may pass. If it were a longer section, it may not. Strings, rubber bands, linear objects like that can be a big problem in the intestines. It can cause a rupture.



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Crap. They weren't big pieces, but he ate quite a few little ones. >.<


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you know, i'd keep an eye on him. my dogs could plow through tennis balls, and they'd pass poos with neon green fuzz and ball bits. i'd think the best thing to help your cat pass the elastic bits, is to keep him active and well fed. the movement of his body will keep the bowels going. no letting him laze around today! but still call the vet. when i feel "backed up" i just go get active then it all moves out of me



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you know, i'd keep an eye on him. my dogs could plow through tennis balls, and they'd pass poos with neon green fuzz and ball bits. i'd think the best thing to help your cat pass the elastic bits, is to keep him active and well fed. the movement of his body will keep the bowels going. no letting him laze around today! but still call the vet. when i feel "backed up" i just go get active then it all moves out of me
Let's let her vet make that decision based on the situation, how big the pieces are, and their professional medical opinion.

IF they were not to pass and the intestines ruptured due to intussusception, that truly could be life threatening. None of us are qualified to make that call.

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you know, i'd keep an eye on him. my dogs could plow through tennis balls, and they'd pass poos with neon green fuzz and ball bits. i'd think the best thing to help your cat pass the elastic bits, is to keep him active and well fed. the movement of his body will keep the bowels going. no letting him laze around today! but still call the vet. when i feel "backed up" i just go get active then it all moves out of me

i know, i put that in there. the suggestions i gave are like, wiping a sweaty feverish forehead.I certainly know i'm not a vet, everyone else shoudl use their common sense and be aware of that too. i speak only as a pet owner. this girl has no DVM (ha i wish)

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i no fighty!! i hate making waves. i hate that i just got told i crossed a line, ugh, i'm so embarassed, but i dont' know what to do, defend myself? i just seriously don't want to be blamed from some dork that thinks taking my advice is better than a vet. i'm no vet! you asked our advice! i gave it. go to the vet. *whines* xoxo

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i just seriously don't want to be blamed from some dork that thinks taking my advice is better than a vet.
No one's fighting and there's no need to defend yourself. I'm just trying to protect everyone in this case. What you stated can and DOES happen and I'd hate to see you have to deal with what happened if someone took it to an extreme and it led to a lawsuit.

A broken toenail or something is one thing, but this situation is entirely different. We, as an internet forum, have to use extreme care in what is posted in response to something potentially life threatening. I see a lot of advice posted here and would just hate to have something detrimental happen to anyone, furry or human.

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thank you i understand. all people assume sense is common, but dont assume all people have common sense. lol

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Well, I called the vet. And he said that since it was pretty small pieces, that the cat will probably be okay. It is not string shaped, just chunks, so it shouldn't cause the same problems as string.

I have to say - darn cat! No more rubber bands!!


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my cats love to play with my hair elastic i keep an eye on them when they are but what the mainly do is fling them. As son as i notice they are coming aoart i throw them in the garbage. I am glad that the vet said all should be ok. I would still kinda keep an eye on the kitty just to make sure all is good and at any sign of a problem call the vet again.



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He likes hair elastic, but usually just bats it around. He's chewed on them a little, but just a couple of bites. He chews on EVERYTHING, but never EATS things! I figured he'd just bat the band around, and within a minute - part of it was gone! >.<

Any idea how to train a cat? I try tell him no, but he ignores me. Every method I use with the dog does nothing with him.


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what i have done is bought a spray bottle and put water in it and when ever the cats are doing something that they aren't suppose to i spray them a couple times. I made sure that the spray isn't hard enough to hurt them if it hits them in the eye but enough that they know tey are in the wrong and tell them no. It got to the point that i could just ask them where their feet were and they would get off the table since that is their bad habbit but then bf has jsut let them do what they want until i told him no more so now it is back to training them. it sucks but gotta do what ya gotta do. I talked to my vet about the water bottle and he said as long as it isn't a hard stream it should be ok.

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I tried the water bottle...all that does is make him bite. He loves to bite - I'd say its his favorite thing. Its not a big bite, like he's trying to hurt you, just a, hmmm... lets use my teeth. He bites people, any sort of object... but otherwise, the bottle just eggs his bad behavior on. Like, I'll show you!


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