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A Ball of Yarn Isn’t a Safe Cat Toy

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What Should You do If Your Cat Has Swallowed Yarn or String?

When you open your cat’s mouth, if you can’t see the end of the string, don’t pull it out because you don’t know how much has been swallowed and you could cause more damage. Get your cat to the veterinarian right away. If you see string or yarn hanging out of the back end of your cat, don’t pull it. Again, the action to take is to get your cat to the veterinarian.

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Better Safe Than Sorry When it Comes to Your Cat

There are many safe toys available that can be left out for your cat’s solo playtime. When purchasing toys, check for loosely glued parts, strings or anything else that could be a potential choking hazard. Keep all sewing and knitting items put away and out of reach. Place rubber bands and other small objects that can be swallowed, safety put away because to a curious and playful kitty, these are often too enticing to resist.

Need More Information?

For more information on kitten-proofing, or to learn about safe ways to play with your cat, refer to the best-selling books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. Pam’s books are available at bookstores everywhere, through your favorite online book retail site and also here on our website.

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For more information on cat behavior and training, refer to the articles on our website and the best-selling books by Pam Johnson-Bennett. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior or health, contact your veterinarian. This article is not intended as a medical diagnosis nor is it a replacement for your cat’s regular veterinary care. This article is for general information purposes only.