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Thread: symptoms of thread ingestion by cat

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    Senior Member lisalisa's Avatar
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    So I'm really good about keeping the threads up because of the cat. He isn't really the type to eat string so I'm not overly concerned, but over the past few days he has fallen ill. Acting listless, dry heaving, not eating and occasionally acting like he has a fur ball. He's not cleaning himself and his hair is falling out. I'm getting him to the vet first thing in the morning.

    I was just wondering, for those of you who have gone through this. What are the symptoms? Should I alert my vet to the possibility of him eating thread? Of course I have a few cats, all of whom get ill from time to time. I'm probably just being paranoid, but you guys have me all wondering now and I can't stop thinking about it.

    Tell me it isn't so. I'll never forgive myself if this ends up being the case.

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    What a sweet kitty. I don't have a cat so I can't advise you but I'm sending best wishes that all everything is ok with your little love.

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    My cats never eat thread but do get sick occasionally. It does not hurt to give your vet any information that might help though. Good luck

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    What a pretty face. I have no idea about thread symptoms. Have you given him a hairball remedy? I used to have a little long haired cat who needed it regularly.

    It's sad when our fubabies are ill or hurt. I cut the quick quick badly today on one of my dogs when trimming her nails. She is wrapped in gauze and vetwrap looking pathetic. Not because she's in pain, but because she got in trouble for removing the first bandage. At least pouting keeps her quiet.

    Best wishes on your app't.

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    My. Cat was acting the same way, turned out to be underactive thryoid,, she's now on a daily pill, no more trouble.

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    you can tell he don't feel good hope he gets better
    sending a little (((HUG))) for him

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    I had a cat that ate things he shouldn't and I'm sorry, but it sounds exactly like your cat's symptoms. We had to do a $1,500 surgery to remove the obstruction. And then he did the same thing 6 months later and we had to put him to sleep. He suffered from PICA which he ate anything he could find...toys, shoe laces, anything that could fit in his mouth.

    You need to take him to the vet and yes, tell the vets he likes to snack on string.

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    We make our own hairball remedy by using peanut butter with some fish oil mixed in (from capsules). It has greatly reduced the amount of hairballs and their coats actually seem to look better. Our vet said it was okay to give them.

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    Poor sweet baby. I hope it's nothing serious. Glad you're taking him in.

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    He is so cute. Hope he is okay!

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