What to do whether my cat ALMOST pooped out string?
My cat is approximately 5-7 months old (an adopted stray). He's had adjectives his shots and is going to be fixed over Christmas break while my sister is in to help me take him surrounded by.
He's *VERY* active, playful, and loving. He eats a regular amount and has not have any problems with vomiting or diarrhea-- however, tonight my friend thought he had some fur stuck on his butt (he's a long hair cat) but found out it be a string!! He started walking away and it started coming out, but after about 5-6 inches he mewed with any annoyance or pain. We cut the string off as close as we could. I cleaned him up with some heat up water, and we fed him tiny bits of a smokey sausage that he'll eat near some margarine, hoping the grease might help things out.
He hasn't showed any signs of changed behavior over the past two weeks other than some a bit bad gas over the past week, which we attributed to him eating the fully developed cat food when he can get to it.
I know I should take him to the vet, but the emergency vet is 1. busy near surgery for the next 2 hours and he has not had ANY symptoms of a blocked intestine.
Does anyone enjoy any experience with non-surgical string removal? If he MUST go to the vet we can take him, but it'd be much easier on him and cheaper for us whether he could pass it through naturally.
Watch him closely over the next couple of days to see if he is intake and pooping. Unless a large amount was ingested he should be ok. After a couple days if a problem persist take him to the vet. To be sure you might just appointment the vet now and get their opinion.
String can get tangled in the intestines and result in some serious damage. I'd take him to the vet. Better to be safe than sorry.
Now you know you have need of to child proof your place, as kittens get into and onto everything.
As far as gas, if he has not be checked for worms, that could be an alternate possibility. I don't think eating some fully developed food would do it.