Q. My cat swallowed a small feather with at least a portion of the quill (from a toy) while we were playing. Do I need to be concerned?

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A. Keep a close eye on him. He may cough it back up like a hairball but luckily cats systems are not strangers to feathers as cats often prey on birds. Feathers are usually flexible enough that if they don't cough them up, they will pass on their own, and are digestible at least to some degree. If he shows any signs of illness though, off to the vet.

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