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Salami loving cat swallows metal clip.

A very sick cat.

He would not eat or drink but was otherwise normal. When eventually he was fed via a nasogastric tube, he vomited the food up. His abdomen was X-rayed and that showed a suspicious object in the small intestines.

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The cat had a laparotomy (opened up in the middle) and a large area of the small intestines was signs of damage. A large piece of plastic was extracted from the small intestine.

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This was extracted from the small intestines. The cat had been so keen to get the salami, it had swalled the entire top of the salami roll, which had blocked the small intestines. The hook shape on the X-ray was the metal clip on the salami package.