Tasmin's owner noticed that one morning she suddenly started coughing and retching. She had refused her breakfast, which was unusual for her and so they brought in to see vet Sophie to find out what was going on.


Sophie examined her and found that she was very uncomfortable around her throat especially when swallowing. Tasmin was admitted into our Kenilworth Surgery where she was given an anaesthetic to allow us to examine her throat.


We found a 6 cm piece of grass wedged in the area that joins the back of the throat and the nasal passageways. We were able to remove it in one piece and Tasmin went home the same day.


We tend to see cats with similar problems every summer, somehow instead of swallowing the grass it goes the wrong way and gets stuck. Luckily, once under anaesthetic we can normally find the source of the problem.




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