Dr. Kathy did the exploratory surgery on Precious and found she had ingested carpet fibers that had packed at the entrance to her large intestine. We have wood floors, the carpet fibers came from the cat tree. Each time the cats scratch, small pieces of carpet are shed. I am constantly sweeping them up. I never knew she was eating them and I guess I never would have thought it would have caused a problem. She also has a lot of fat build up around her insides and will probably go on special food to help eliminate this fat pad (she is 9 pounds, down a whole pound from last week,so she is not fat by any means.) This extra fat causes pressure on her intestines. The vet also suggested a lion cut to help with the ingesting of fur. She took a biopsy of something, but I failed, in my excitement, to write it down. She is coming out of the anesthetic and might come home tomorrow!!! Thank you so much for all your support, your purrs and thoughts helped get Precious and me, too, through a real trying time.
Oh gosh! Poor Precious! We will purr and purr our bestest for her.
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties
PeeEss. Gree says she'll stay a while longer too.
We are so glad that Precious should be OK and home soon.
we will purrssss for you. get well soon
BoBo Salem & ChaCha
We are so sorry to hear that Precious had to have surgery, but so glad to hear that they found out what was wrong and she will be able to heal now. Our greyt sister, Camie, had that happen to her too - not with carpet tho - we never did figure out what it was.
We will be purring that she's back home as soon as possible and that she doesn't get anymore owies.
Cody and Gracie
We have been watching for an update as we have been worried about Precious.
We are relieved that the Vet was able to take care of everything and that Precious will be home tonight.
We will keep her in our purrs until she is fully recovered.
We are continuing to purr hard and hope that this removal will mean she gets better quickly!
So, are those carpet fibers removed/removable? Inquirin kitties want to know.
Well, at least now you know what was wrong with Precious. Purrrrring that she gets home tomorrow, and recovers quickly once she's home.
Precious, quit eating carpet fibers, OK? They can't taste THAT good.
Lots of purrs for Precious!! We are glad the Vet figured out what was wrong!!
(((((HUGGGGSSSS)())))) to you all!
Your TX furiends,
Purring that she will soon be back home with you. Happy the vet was able to get to the problem but we are sorry Precious needed surgery.
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL
We are glad the vet found what was causing the trouble. We are purring that she is soon home and for a speedy recovery.
We are sending healing purrs every day until Precious is feeling better. PURRS. xx
Thank goodness the vet found out her problem - we would never have thought of scratcher bits being ingested either. We are sending our best purrs and hope she will be home with you soon.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
This is such great news to wake up to and read. We're SO glad the vet found the problem--and we wouldn't have thought of that either!
Continued purrs and purrayers that Precious makes a quick recovery and comes home soon.
Peace and Blessings.
Wow, we are glad that the vet found out what was wrong! Hopefully Precious will be feeling better and be back home soon!
We're glad that you finally found out what the problem was. We hope Precious comes home soon and is feel great quickly.
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
Oh that is such good news. We are glad they were able to find something. Sending tons of purrs that she recovers from her surgery really quickly. Hugs to Mom too.
Glad they found out what it was. Makes mom glare at our scratching posts. Though we lose more rope fibers (that Tim likes to chew on and then hoark up). We hope Precious is feeling much better soon!!!
wheeeeeeeeeee-HAAAAAAAAAAA! we's efur so glad to hear she's gonna be OK!! hope she's feelin' tip-top furry soon. yay fur the vettie who founded out the (furry weird) prollem!!
The surgery is no fun and so sad to hear that you had to have it done but the really really good news is that you will be as good as new soon! Yeahhhhhhh!
WOO HOO!!!!! We are so glad Squirt is going to be okay. Meowm says she will be cleaning up the carpet fibers from our scratching post more often now!
We're so glad to hear the good news. After reading this, Mom says she needs to give our scratching post a good going over!
I am very happy the cause has been found and we're sending healing purrs. We'll have to check our scratchers too.
Wowie! Good thing she had surgery because it probably would not go away by itself! I hope this means she will recover quickly. Harley and I are still purring and purring for Precious.
Purrrrrrrr! We're so happy to hear she's going to be okay. We have those shredded carpet pieces all over the place all the time too. The Lady says she's gonna vacuum every night from now on - how scary!
We love you Squirt and are glad you're gonnna be OK!
oh Precious honey we's sorry you hadded to haf surgery, but you should demand ice cream efurry 20 minutes when you get home.
we is purring for you sweetie.
love to our bestest furriends
We'll purr for you precious!
We are very sorry sweet precious had to have surgery, but so so happy she will be OK!!!!!!!!!!!
We also did not know loose carpet fibers could be such trouble either :o
We will purr extra hard so fer recovery will be quick and trouble free!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia
Poor Precious! I hope you are feeling much better now that that nasty stuff is outta you. Don't eat any more, okay? I bet your mom will be so happy to haf you home!
We hope Precious is home with you now. If you want to allow her some freedom without having to wear an e-collar, Mom says to get a baby onesie, cut a hole for her tail, and she will be able to move around, but not get to her stitches. They did that with one of the cats that came before when he swallowed the lifting cord to a turkey. Also human baby food meat (without garlic) is good for sore tummies.
Cody and Gracie
We are so happy that she is better! If only our kitties could talk (sometimes). Purrs and purrayers.
I know the feeling with fat pads and pressure on intestines. Boy. Special diet for me, too, is in order. Yay for precious and boo for carpet fibers. I am a carpet hater. I rip them out wherever I go whenever I can. Glad Precious troubles might soon be over, minus carpet fibers, those nasty creations.
We are so relieved that Precious will be OK. We know that she will get lots of lovin' and treats from the residents of the Big Piney Woods.
Take care and heal quickly, pretty girl!
Toby, Cupcake and Mum
Hoping Precious is home and the quiet is because she cuddling with everyone and no one wants to disturb her.
Still purrrrring for Precious.
Oh my goodness! Thank goodness that the vet found the mass of carpet fibers in her intestine and removed it! Wowwwwweeeee! We are so happy for you and Precious!
Luf, Us and Maw
I am so sorry that Precious had to go through surgery, but really glad that the vet found the problem and she is going to be fine again.
We're really glad to hear that Precious is doing better, and that the vet found the source of the problem. Purrs and prayers!
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