Why Cats Should Not Play With String

5 May

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We’ve all seen the classic image of a cute kitten playing with a ball of yarn.  But you should never let your cat or kitten play with string or string-like materials. Swallowing string can be dangerous, even fatal. In addition to string and yarn, keep them away from common household items such as:

  • embroidery floss
  • sewing thread
  • curling ribbon
  • rubber bands
  • tinsel
  • Easter grass
  • window blind pulls
  • fishing line
  • dental floss

Why is Swallowing String Dangerous for Cats?

Once they start swallowing the string, they can’t stop – they can only swallow more.

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