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Foreign Body

Private, a pretty 2-year-old domestic shorthair, came to WVRC Racine because she was vomiting excessively. Her owner knew that Private likes to chew on hair ties, and sure enough, after having radiographs taken of her abdomen and undergoing surgery, the hair tie was discovered! It had unraveled and the threads became stuck in Private’s stomach, eventually traveling through her intestines and into her colon. Private’s owner also knew from past experience that she wouldn’t tolerate wearing a cone (also known as an e-collar) to keep her away from her incision, so she put her in a onesie, as pictured. Private was very dramatic about wearing this onesie, but it worked out great, and this kitty is now fully healed!

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