My Kitten Ate Plastic What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Julie •  Updated: 06/05/21 •  3 min read
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Kittens may try to eat just about anything, including plastic! If the plastic looks like an interesting thing to play with, the kitten may then decide maybe the item is something good to eat! Who knows what goes on in the mind of a cute, snuggly kitten?

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Has your kitten eaten some plastic? Are you worried the plastic will make your kitten sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand. It’s scary when our fur babies eat things they shouldn’t.

In this article, we’ll take a look at plastic and whether or not it can make your kitten sick. Let’s get started!

Plastic Items

Plastic comes in many different types and sizes. For instance, there are plastic bags (large and small), then there are bottle caps (from soda and more), along with toy parts from children’s toys, and so much more.

Why a kitten eats such things is beyond our comprehension. Usually, it’s just out of curiosity. However, curiosity can sometimes be dangerous.

Plastic & Kittens

No matter what type of plastic or plastic item your kitten has eaten, the best thing to do right now is called the vet. They will be able to provide the best advice and guidance on what needs to happen next and how you can help your kitten.

Be sure to let the vet know what the plastic item was. Next, it’s helpful to let the vet know how large the item was. And if the kitten didn’t eat the entire thing, then try to let the vet know about how much of it the kitten ate.

And try to figure out when the kitten ate the plastic, as this can also help the vet know what to do next.

This is important—don’t wait to see if your kitten develops symptoms before calling the vet. The kitten may not show symptoms for quite some time. By the time she does, it may be a serious emergency at that point. It’s best to have this treated as soon as possible. So do call the vet right now if your kitten has eaten some plastic.

Kittens are funny little animals and so adorable! But accidents can happen in a heartbeat. Be sure to try to keep all plastic items away from your kitten. Sometimes this is impossible, and accidents will happen. When your kitten eats plastic, just call the vet right away. That’s the best way you can help your kitten after she’s eaten plastic.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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