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Q: HELP!! My cat swallowed a glow stick? I dont have the money to take her to the vet what can I do?

January 1, 2009 | By Amanda W. | 20 answers | Expired: 2141 days ago

Amanda  W.

She is a 7 moth old kitten she is my friends cat and she dosent have the money to take to the vet. Any suggestions to help get it out? the stick is 10in long maybe a little smaller.

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Pia S.
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Jan 04, 2009

Just curious - - what was the outcome?

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BDougher
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Jan 03, 2009


Please call a veterinarian. That poor cat needs a vet now, yesterday.

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Automonkey08
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Jan 03, 2009

Sorry if you found my answer criticizing. In your question you don't mention that she lives in alaska and there is no vet close by. But from some of the other answers on here i'm not the only one saying the kitten should be seen by a vet ASAP.

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HomePro
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Jan 02, 2009

Wow. I'm amazed that you'd put off going to the vet.

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Ourstaff
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Jan 02, 2009

If you are referring to one of those chemical glow sticks the kitten must have been able to swallow it without putting a single tooth mark in it which is a little puzzling. My ten pound, adult cat took a tiny test nip of a glow stick that I had been using during a blackout. She began foaming at the mouth and got sick. I hope that the kitten managed to hide the stick somewhere other than in its stomach. If she did manage to get the stick down call the local animal control and see if they can direct you to an emergency care vet

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Pia S.
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Jan 02, 2009

Is she still alive? Get her to a vet and try to set up a payment plan if need be. How in the world did she swallow a 10 inch stick? Are you sure it isn't a Lab?

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Ethel02
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Jan 02, 2009

tell your friends parents they should have the money

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Stephanie
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Jan 02, 2009

My suggestion is that your friend should not be housing animals if she can not Afford to care for them properly. Please use a credit card or do something to get that cat to a vet. If you REALLY can't afoord it, then taker to your local shelter, turn her over, hopefully it is a no kill shelter, and they will get her to a vet and away from your irresponsible friend and hopefully rehome her with someone who will give her the love and care she needs

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Marnie B.
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Jan 02, 2009

I'm with everyone else. She needs to be seen by a vet...a 10" stick is pretty big and can cause serious and painful problems. I often think people forget about the costs of having an animal but once you have that animal, you have a responsibility to care for it...just like a chile.

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Robyn
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Jan 02, 2009

2 hours have passed sense you asked this question, I hope the kitten is at a vets by now.

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