String, thread, ribbon, tinsel- we call them linear foreign bodies and they are deadly. This 6-month-old kitten named Tigger came to us over a week ago, and was found to have ingested a long piece of thread that had started to cut through his intestines, spreading infection throughout his abdomen! It took two surgeries and a lot of intensive care (including oxygen supplementation and tube feeding) to get him through this ordeal. We are SO proud and pleased to report he is being discharged today! His wonderfully dedicated owners had adopted him less than a week before he got sick! He is so lucky to have them, and we wish him a long, healthy, and string-free life in his new home.
We will miss you Tigger!!