Asked by: Yaretzi Tsalko
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

What happens if a cat eats tape?

Cats will usually throw up any plastic they've eaten, but, if they don't, the plastic can cause an intestinal blockage and either kill the cat or require very expensive surgery. I have a cat who loves to chew anything plastic and crinkly, especially bags & tape. She will pull the packing tape off of boxes and eat it.

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Regarding this, is tape toxic to cats?

In a word, yes. The problem is the possibility of intestinal blockage. Cats often throw up things they can't digest, but not always, and a case of intestinal blockage because your cat swallowed a piece of tape could be life-threatening and costly.

Likewise, is duct tape toxic if ingested? If used in an improper way, duct tape can be extremely dangerous. Therefore the tape can pose a suffocation risk when placed over a person's nose or mouth. Moreover, Ingesting duct tape can cause respiratory problems since the adhesives may block the airways.

Consequently, can eating plastic kill a cat?

An obsession with eating plastic could be deadly, although I have known of many cats who chew on plastic and almost none that have become obstructed from it. If your kitty was vomiting, not eating, not defecating, and generally very ill for several days, he may have passed away because of an obstruction.

What happens if a cat eats plastic bag?

If your cat is not swallowing portions of the bags, then it probably is harmless. The plastic in most bags is inert and not toxic. Even if swallowed, small pieces of plastic (or rubber bands) usually will pass harmlessly through a cat's system. And, a risk of suffocation exists if cats crawl into plastic bags.

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