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Q. My cat ate a cooked rib bone, what should I do

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

A. Your cat may suffer from an intestinal blockage because of this. Monitor him closely for any lethargy, vomiting, or diarrhea and take him in to the vet at the first signs of any of these. Cooked bones can definitely cause blockages, although you may get lucky and it ay pass through OK. Sometimes it can be helpful to give them IV fluids to make sure they are hydrated, and this might help it pass as well. If it's blocking his intestines and not passing he'll need surgery to relieve the obstruction.


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