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C2009-04

Dear Christopher Cat

We just adopted a cat. We’re prepared to provide routine veterinary care, but we’re concerned about unexpected costs. How can we prevent surprises?

Christopher Responds

Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s largest pet insurance company, says the most expensive condition you need to worry about is foreign body ingestion.

A foreign body is a non-food item, like string, plastic or cloth.

These items don’t easily travel through a cat’s gastrointestinal tract, as I found out the hard way when I was young.

To save the expense of having your veterinarian remove a foreign body from your cat’s stomach or intestines, keep her indoors.

Put away string, yarn, twist ties and other potentially dangerous items, and offer your new kitty a variety of safe cat toys to play with instead.

 

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