Small bones and your cat

Small bones can splinter when a cat chews them, poultry bones being the worst culprits. These splinters can cut the inside of your cat’s mouth and throat, or get stuck on the way down and choke her. Additionally, bones can cause obstructions or lacerations of the digestive system.

Choking on a bone is a life-threatening situation. Try to remove the obstruction, if you know how and it is safe to do so, and rush your cat to a veterinarian. Seal off your garbage cans to ensure your cat doesn’t scavenge through the refuse for bony leftovers.

Signs your cat may be choking include: pale or blue gums; gasping; drooling; labored, loud breathing; pawing at face; loss of consciousness

 

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