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Comments On - The Cat Ate What?!

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

3/13/2013 10:50:43 PM

What an appetite! I do beg to differ with the very first sentence though. Most dogs do not eat anything! I've only had one with an appetite for some non-edible items and he did have his limits.

Marlane    Utica, MI

5/27/2012 8:35:20 AM

Oh, my Gawwwwd!

Stacey    Bridgeville, PA

11/9/2011 12:11:44 AM

VERY interesting! definitely learned something new...

Monica    Richmond, CA

8/26/2011 3:38:56 PM

I am wondering if a cat that has pica will just continue swallowing things, needing repeat surgery. I have a young cat with this tendency.

C.Beth    mt.carmel, PA

6/9/2011 11:11:34 PM

i am constantly worried about what my cats eat, if they found one of my ear plugs it could be a horribly lingering illness and surgery. for those of you blessed enough to have a developmentally challenged cat (like me), embrace the five second rule, my sweet boy if like a tiger shark and will eat any thing that fits in his mouth and a little bit of what doesn't!

Michael    San Diego, CA

3/22/2011 3:30:58 PM

I've seen others asking this online and have set up a quick page with info on why cats might be eating or licking plastic:

LINK

Frankly, many of the other articles were long winded with other stories, etc and wanted to compile the info/theories on one page.

Hope this helps!

Lily    Paris, PA

12/29/2010 3:44:34 AM

My Cat, Marta ate two pieces of string each one was about 6 inches long.

Will she survive? HELP ME!

Jan    Tinley Park, IL

5/18/2010 4:58:22 PM

My cat Sam is 5 years old and eat 21 feet of fishing wire. He had surgery yesterday and is going to be ok.

So I don't know what he was thinking when he did this.

Kathleen    Lynnwood, WA

5/10/2009 6:02:33 PM

Okay now I am concerned about my cat!! He constantly steals my hair bands and has thrown up before and there was like 2-3 hair bands in it!!! He seems to have gained significant size since we got him I wonder if it is a big huge ball of hair bands!! He also likes to lick plastic... plastic bags, shower curtain liners....etc. My other cat eats the ribbon off of presents!! We can't use ribbon on birthday or christmas presents because he will eat it all. Interesting.. I'm glad to know my cats aren't the only ones with this strange behavior.

Cheri    San Jose, CA

3/8/2009 2:16:49 PM

Now I know what happens to my hair bands! I thought my cat was just playing with them or hiding them, only I never did find any hair bands hidden anywhere. I guess she'll be needing surgery soon because her stomach does feel like there's a tennis ball in it. Thank you for posting this article.

jennifer    new york, NY

2/15/2009 8:23:37 PM

Hi Angela,
This is Jennifer, the owner of Hotdog. He is still going strong and it's been 3 and a half years since the surgery. I've managed to keep rubber bands away from him but once he did swallow a rubber band that holds the mail and I took him to Dr. Plotnick who gave him a shot to induce vomiting and hotdog threw it up. Next time your cat does this, I suggest this shot. But it needs to be done before it is digested. Hotdog ate his 28 rubber bands removed in surgery over a period of about 2 years. His stomach made a pocket and held them! I'm not saying your cat will do the same so it might be safe to ask your vet.
Good luck!
Jennifer

ANGELA    glasgow, IN

2/15/2009 1:45:06 PM

MY CAT AT 1AND A HALF YEARS EAT A HAIR BOBBLE OF MINE YESTERDAY SAT 14 FEB CAN ANYONE ONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE ON WHAT I AM EXPECTED TO HAPPEN WILL HE NEED SURGERY TO REMOVE IT? I AM VERY WORRIED HE IS NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS OF DISTRESS THIS IS THE SECOND TIME HE HAS DONE THIS LAST TIME HE WAS SICK AND BROUGHT IT UP TO MY SHOCK ONLY WOULD I WONT HAVE BELIEVED IT BUT HE EAT THIS BOBBLE YESTERDAY IN FRONT OF MY EYES I WAS TO LATE TO GETT IT FROM HIM AND WORRIED SICK CAN ANYONE GET BACK TO ME PLEASE THANKING YOU

michelle    aberdeen, WA

10/26/2008 2:20:57 PM

Holy catfish the cat must of been real hungry or just had a bad case of PICA

Bill    South Holland, IL

10/14/2008 1:26:59 PM

My cat ate a 16 oz. Porterhouse steak. I just don't know where she put it.

P.S. For dessert she ate a baked Alaska. (Note: I didn't see the danger in the flambe until Norris lost his whiskers in the flaming brandy. Tell your cat, "Only ice cream for you, little schnookums!"

Mary    Duluth, GA

8/24/2008 1:21:42 AM

This is a good lesson--keep strings, ribbons & other small things put away, especially if you know your cat will eat them! I am very careful about it, but still one of my cats swallowed a string. (I never figured out where it came from) I saw it hanging out of his mouth, but he had swallowed too much to just pull out of his mouth. I spent lots of money on vet bills and about a week thinking I would lose him. So now I am even MORE careful!

donna    post falls, ID

10/25/2007 7:35:36 PM

my cat ate 2 rubber bands right in front of me, should i call the vet?

Leola    Dillon, MT

5/5/2007 9:37:04 PM

My cat ate a small sticker, the kind of sticker you find on apples

Ronny (Ms)    Chiang Mai, Thailand, AA

3/24/2007 7:09:21 PM

"Hawt Dog" certainly has an uncommon eating disorder. I have a 2 year old male, part Siamese, who has his own gourmet disorder - eating towels! I was advised by a cat breeding friend that he lacks fibre in his diet, so for almost 2 years I've been feeding him pumpkin, along with his regular food. However, he's still eating towels, which concerns me re: a bowel, intestinal obstruction. He was born to a mother who had too many litters and as a kitten had skin and eye problems. He is now a very healthy cat. What to do about the towel consumption?? Help!

Anna    Fallbrook, CA

3/11/2007 3:46:32 PM

Thank you for this, I have to be diligent around my home, I can not afford vet care for my new cat, and I know I have to make sure rubber bands and ribbion is no were to be seen, the other day, she threw up what I thought was a hairball, it was a small piece of ribbon. I am sure glad she coughed it up. Another cat I had was given to me after her owner had died, her son did not want to be bothered with it. It had eaten some string, and had to have it operated on. I never forgot it. My new cat is a reject someone wanted a dog over her. She is 5 years old. She cried for two weeks and wanted out. I could not get any sleep. She finally is getting playful. She will sit in my lap. She will not be picked up, she sqirms away. I have a handicap and I need to train here to a harness for her own protection. And I want to trim her nails. Some of my friends are allergic to cats. I need to clean her up before they come. It is a hassel. She has a problem trusting me. I hope and just know it will take time. We live in the now every day. I just love her a lot. My Marine Coon.

Sarah    Cedar Rapids, IA

2/1/2007 11:17:56 AM

So what can be done about this? My cat eats these types of items also. I usually find remnants in her litter box or she throws it up, but I'm worried. Plus she eats/chews up anything leather. Any advice?

Kris    Magnolia, TX

10/26/2006 11:11:59 AM

I was not surprised. I have a cat that loves dental floss string and the string that holds carpets together. He eventually poops them out, thankgoodness. He will also eat rubber bands. Cats are cats - who owns who in a household of cats?? Am glad Hot Dog is OK.

Laurie    Oroville, CA

10/18/2006 4:38:59 PM

I have a kitten who is eating 2-inch size holes in my fleece and wool blankets. 9 holes - and she swallows all of it!!! She also has eaten two pair of the untied sections of the shoelaces of my tennis shoes- spits out the little plastic ends. Swallows the rest of it! I'm sure she will have a blockage eventually, but am giving her Laxatone every day to prevent one. I have other cats that love to sleep on the many fleece-covered areas of my house, and I really don't want to change that. WHAT CAN I USE TO MAKE MY KITTEN STOP DOING THIS???

sarah    boaz, AL

10/16/2006 7:36:24 AM

omg! that is soooooooooooo funny! i cant believe he ate all of that and sill lived!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Casey    Ablion, IN

10/15/2006 4:49:13 PM

Wow thats amazing

LD    Chicago, IL

10/11/2006 9:56:25 PM

Maybe you should cut your hair short!

Lindsey    Zebulon, GA

10/11/2006 6:51:39 AM

I think this is very interesting that this cat ate all of these things.If i had a cat that ate all of these things i would not be too happy,but this story is pretty good and interesting.Evidently,the cat did not like his/her owner's choice of food.

Robin    Lee's Summit, MO

9/19/2006 1:07:31 PM

Very enlightning! I have a two year old Siamese female who ate a pink eraser and a hard plastic cap that belonged on the end of my son's drum stand. The vet was amazed that the plastic cap did not have any chew marks on it. Apparently, she just swallowed it whole. She appears to have grown out of this 'I gotta eat EVERYTHING' phase. Thank goodness. She was costing me a small fortune in vet bills.

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