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Cat Ate Turkey Fat And Some Foil

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by jesmb, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. jesmb

    jesmb Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

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    I had turkey grease cooling on the kitchen counter, covered with foil. I went up to take a shower and came downstairs to the foil shredded and a greasy faced fat. I know that she definitely ate some of the foil to get to the grease, but I also know that she's definitely eaten worse than this before and survived because she was a city street cat before she came to me

    She vomited about an hour later but otherwise seems okay. She even tried to go back for seconds and was looking for the turkey fat later on :lol:. We're going to monitor her for more vomiting/diarrhea or lethargy, but is a vet trip absolutely necessary tomorrow? I know it's recommended to give your cat a lubricating food to help pass little bits of foil, but I'm pretty sure the turkey fat will be doing that for me.
     
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  2. daftcat75

    daftcat75 TCS Member Top Cat

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    :yeah:
    You got this. You know what to look for, and I suspect you’re right about the turkey fat being all the grease her chute needs.
     
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  3. marmoset

    marmoset TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I don't think that the vet trip is absolutely necessary but I'd keep an eye on her and maybe stay around home as much as possible tomorrow so you are available to go if you have to. Be vigilant. Personally I would close off some doors and try to keep her in the same part of the house as me or my husband so we could see or hear any vomiting.

    My cat has pica and eats so many bad things and our vet is usually unconcerned as long as it's been a few days or there has been no real vomiting. Typically after he eats something he's not supposed to he will vomit within a few hours. Continuous vomiting and lethargy are what to look out for and that would be an emergency and not a wait and see sort of thing.

    Really not fun having a cat who eats things they shouldn't- though with yummy greasy foil your cat was probably get trying to get to the flavor and not eat the foil.
     
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  4. DreamerRose

    DreamerRose TCS Member Top Cat

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    I agree with everyone. A trip to the vet isn't necessary now; just keep an eye on her. "A greasy-faced cat" - what a hoot! :lol:
     
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  5. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I wouldn't be surprised if she had a stomach ache while giving you a look that says "it was worth it."
    Once a few of our dogs ate a bunch of cooked chicken bones and we were told to feed pumpkin and peas, anything fibrous to protect the GI until it passed and monitor for puking, pooping, and all that fun stuff as best we could. Everyone was fine.
    If you see her sitting or laying in a hunched up position, refusing food, vomiting, diarrhea, I'd get to the vet, not only because of the foil could cause problems but turkey grease is very fatty and pancreatitis is something to keep into consideration. Odds are she'll be fine, just be vigilant.
     
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  6. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    @1 bruce 1 gave you the warning signs, but I doubt you will see them. Especially if the foil was shredded, and there are no whole, large chunks missing. I'd almost bet the vomiting was from all that grease. However, little patrol might be a lot of fun for the next few days. And if there are any furballs, they're gonna pass!
     

  7. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I hope the little kitty is OK.
    Baby Girl recently chewed the ears and tail off of a mouse toy and they haven't been located. I'm 100% sure the little dweeb ate them and she's been absolutely perfectly fine.
    I worry more with the older ones than the youngsters, because once we (I mean they) get old, the pipes clog easier.
     

  8. bear

    bear TCS Member Adult Cat

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    So share.
    Did you find any sparkly pooh yet?
    How is greasy face doing?
     
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  9. islander

    islander TCS Member Adult Cat

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    One of my Siamese once ate a piece of tinsel off the Christmas tree.. It emerged on his litter tray.. watch the tray! It was rather,,,, mucky.. so maybe like a bottle brush cleaning him out?
     
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  10. islander

    islander TCS Member Adult Cat

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    PS it cannot be digested so will pass through

    How do I edit please?
     
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  11. catsknowme

    catsknowme TCS Member Top Cat

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    @islander : To edit your post, look at the bottom left hand corner (opposite the row on the right that says "purraise/quote/reply"). There will be 3 parallel horizontal lines. Click on those and a drop-down box including "edit" will appear. And welcome to TCS! :sunshine:
     
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  12. m3rma1d

    m3rma1d NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Super Cat

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    They can't yet, still in "Kitten" status, have to make 20 posts for edit privileges.
     
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  13. catsknowme

    catsknowme TCS Member Top Cat

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  14. islander

    islander TCS Member Adult Cat

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    I am on 24 posts and no edit lines
     

  15. m3rma1d

    m3rma1d NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Super Cat

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    Maybe I got the count number wrong... Or maybe it'll re-set tomorrow. Not entirely sure. But it should be soon. :)
     
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  16. islander

    islander TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Off to bed now so maybe in the morning! Just hate not being able to correct typos
     
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  17. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

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    No worries, I'm a walking typo and they haven't kicked me out yet ;):D
    And welcome!! :hellocomputer::welcomesign:
     
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