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Just in time: Susie and her Pin Cushion

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    1. Susan Thixton Author

      Best I can say is Dr. Cathy is a vet I admire a great deal. She is fearless when it comes to standing up for what is right for animals – and she’s now going regularly to AAFCO meetings advocating for all animals. I think she’s great!

  1. Ellie

    This reminds me of a cat we had some years ago, back when cassette tapes were popular.(that should date me) We had several cassettes stacked on the stereo shelf. This cat decided she had a taste for the tape inside the cassettes. I noticed one day that she had not eaten and was in obvious distress and vomiting.
    A trip to the vet found nothing abnormal. We took her home and she got worse. The vet did surgery in order to try and find the problem and found a large amount of cassette tape in her belly. He followed it up her throat and found it was wrapped tightly around the base of her tongue in a manner that kept the tape from being swallowed. The poor dear had been suffering now for several days.
    She did recover well from the horrible event and all cassette tapes were placed in a holder that had a firm top on it to keep her from further indulging in her pastime.
    Sometimes we forget that the things we find harmless in our homes can be a source of extreme danger for our pets.

  2. Peg

    Then there are the cats who are dental floss fiends.
    I think I have all 7 of them!!!!
    I must wrap it in a tissue and put it in the locking trash pail in the kitchen.
    Those buggers wail outside the door when I am flossing………this despite the fact that they have 8.4 million dollars worth of cat toys.

    Ellie, thank you for the heads up about the cassette tapes…….yes, I too have them in my home and they have been put behind a locking cabinet door.

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