Costly kitty

By fishyrael - 16/05/2020 13:20

Today, I bought $3 hair ties. I then spent the night at the emergency vet after my kitten managed to open the drawer and eat them. So today, I actually bought $1003 hair ties. FML
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Anyone worried, she is fine. I took her in the second I realized what she'd done. They tried to induce vomiting but she's a stubborn little thing and wasn't even affected by the procedure so they ended up having to put her under and get the hair ties out with a grabber. No surgery thankfully. She was very sleepy and wobbly after but after a nap she was back to her old hellion self. I know I could've waited to see if they would pass naturally but she's only 8 months old and hair ties can be deadly if they don't pass, and surgery would've been much more expensive and stressful for her at that point. The new hair ties are in a heavy wooden drawer that I'm certain she's not strong enough to open, unlike the light plywood desk drawer they were in before, that I am now aware she can, in fact, open.

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$1006...because I’m betting that you’re not using those ones...

Thankfully they didn't have to open her up, since I took her in so fast. But if I had waited to see if they would pass naturally and they didn't and caused a blockage, it would have been surgery or she might have died. Hair ties are no joke.

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I think it would look cute to have little kitty poops come out tied up with ponytail holders

No. Actually what you bought was a $1003 meal for your cat.

bloopaloop 27

Kittens cost less than that...

Not true depending on the breed; but OP was referring to the surgery or care provided by the vet to remove the hair ties from the kitten's stomach.

Shovels only cost about $20. JK /SARCASM

Taylor Caldwell 10

I hate you

Taylor Caldwell 10

You are the worst

Poor kitty ☹️

tounces7 27

You'd think letting them pass naturally would be safer than actually opening a cat up....

Thankfully they didn't have to open her up, since I took her in so fast. But if I had waited to see if they would pass naturally and they didn't and caused a blockage, it would have been surgery or she might have died. Hair ties are no joke.

$1006...because I’m betting that you’re not using those ones...

Anyone worried, she is fine. I took her in the second I realized what she'd done. They tried to induce vomiting but she's a stubborn little thing and wasn't even affected by the procedure so they ended up having to put her under and get the hair ties out with a grabber. No surgery thankfully. She was very sleepy and wobbly after but after a nap she was back to her old hellion self. I know I could've waited to see if they would pass naturally but she's only 8 months old and hair ties can be deadly if they don't pass, and surgery would've been much more expensive and stressful for her at that point. The new hair ties are in a heavy wooden drawer that I'm certain she's not strong enough to open, unlike the light plywood desk drawer they were in before, that I am now aware she can, in fact, open.

Good to know she is alright. I wish more pet owners were like you =)