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Unfortunate cat scoffs treats AND packaging – earns trip to vet

Looking quite like the black and white cat in the related animated advert for his favourite treats, and sharing a similar unstoppable desire for those treats, it seems Poppy was just a little too quick…

Four-year-old Poppy ate the clip along with some packaging while gorging on a packet of his favourite cat snacks which he found while his owner was out of the room.

Owners became worried when he stopped eating, was being sick frequently, and struggled to go to the toilet. After several days with no improvement, and unable to keep even water down, it was time for a visit to the PDSA.

Vets at the Glasgow PDSA Pet Hospital on Shamrock Street examined Poppy and performed X-rays, which revealed the metal clip in his stomach.

PDSA vet Emma Bates carried out an hour-long operation to remove the clip, which could have led to a ruptured bowel and potentially fatal sepsis if it had not been removed.

Ms Vandal said: “Poppy has a big appetite and he can’t get enough of his Dreamies, so we weren’t surprised when he stole the pack. But I couldn’t believe the X-ray results.

“We knew Poppy had not been himself, he is usually full of energy, but we had no idea that it was down to him swallowing the metal clip and part of the packaging.

“I can’t thank PDSA enough for everything they have done for Poppy – I know he wouldn’t be here now without their fantastic treatment.

“Poppy is back to his usual self – this incident hasn’t put him off his favourite treats but we now keep a close eye on him and make sure he can’t steal anything he shouldn’t.”

Glasgow cat who swallowed metal clip while sneaking treat rushed to life-saving surgery

Nice one PDSA, which added:

PDSA advises people to speak to their vet as soon as possible if they think their pet has eaten something they should not have, as some substances can be poisonous and even small objects can potentially cause a blockage.

Please NEVER CONFUSE PDSA with Peta, a huge animal killing machine masquerading as animal lovers, but really just some horrible people grabbing money, and attracting waste-of-skin celebrities for publicity

Poppy the cat who swallowed a metal clip while stealing his favourite treat has made a full recovery after life-saving surgery (Image PA)

Poppy the cat who swallowed a metal clip while stealing his favourite treat has made a full recovery after life-saving surgery (Image PA)

29/08/2019 Posted by | Appeal, Civilian | , | Leave a comment

   

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