We had a cat that came in today for an exploratory surgery, she has had intermittent vomiting since Christmas. After discussing a Barium series (a series of x-rays after giving a radio-opaque liquid, to look for obstructions) the owner opted for exploratory surgery w/o radiographs. They figured if exploratory surgery was inevitable, we might as well start with that! We found a chewed up piece of the plastic ring from a soda can six pack in the kitties stomach! We got the owners permission to post a picture of their cat and the foreign body on our Facebook page. I just posted this picture as a good warning, just because it's cute, doesn't mean it's safe!
|Plastic removed from a cat's stomach!|