Mia eats a plastic bag

August 12, 2011

There's a hole in the bag!

Why Mia put a HyVee bag in her mouth Thursday evening, we don't know. But when mom took that bag out of her mouth, there was a suspicious hole in it. Only when we induced vomiting we were able to reconstruct the bag. Mia is looking sleepy because we used a sedative (xylazine) to induce the vomiting. Home Thursday night to sleep it off!

Bye Mia. Sleep tight, and we hope not to see you back any time soon!

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Allan Berger
Everyone knows cats are contrary by nature. That's especially true for vomiting. While cats often vomit when undesired (more often than dogs), if you want them to vomit it can be difficult to induce. She already tried at home with hydrogen peroxide and failed. I usually use the anesthetic xylazine, which is what happened to work well in Mia. But there are still cats that I cannot make puke, and we have to talk about whether to wait and see what happens or whether to go in with an endoscope to look directly in the stomach.

Dogs, by contrast, are easy. One apomorphine injection IV and 95% of dogs will vomiting within 4 minutes. (And we did that Wednesday night with a dog that ate Ambien tablets and then just a few hours before Mia Thursday night for a dog that ate a plastic part of her home kennel. Easy breezy compared to CATS!)
August 12 at 12:59am - Like


Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital
Hm. A funny hole.
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Teresa VanKampen Decker
my cat & my mom's cat both lick on plastic bags (why is that) do they taste good to them? and unfortunately my sister's cat wants to pee on them (yuck!) I dont get it
August 12 at 6:05am - Like


Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital
Hm. A nauseous cat.
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Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital
Aha! Pieces of the bag to fill the hole!
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Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital
Going home to sleep!
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