Hello everyone! My name is Charlie Brown. I am a 3 year old Domestic Short Haired cat. Although I am super sweet, I’m a bit of a trouble maker.
My mom brought me to Little Silver Animal Hospital because I was vomiting, lethargic, and not eating. After carefully examining me and taking some x-rays, the doctors suspected that I may have eaten something I shouldn’t have. I was put on I.V. fluids and scheduled for exploratory surgery the following morning.
Turns out, the doctors were right! Dr. Stacey Kilcullen performed surgery on me, and found this in my intestines.
After surgery I had to stay at Little Silver Animal Hospital for a few days- since Dr. Kilcullen had to go into my intestinal tract, she wanted to make sure I had a smooth recovery. I was very sad to be away from my family, I missed them so much! When my mom showed up to visit, I was so happy that I could hardly contain myself- I immediately started head butting her, purring, and gave her a bunch of kisses. I was delighted when it was time for me to finally go home!
This story is a perfect example of why cat owners need to be very careful about what they leave out for their kitties to play with. When it comes to things like string, thread, ribbons, shoe laces, etc, anything is fair game for a kitty. Dangling toys are some of their favorite things to play with. It’s very cute to watch a kitty play with some string dangling overhead, but only under supervision- never leave these objects with your kitty unattended. You do not want your cat to have to go through a surgery like Charlie Brown did!