This handsome young fellow is Coal, a three year old neutered male cat. He was brought to Sault Ste. Marie Animal Clinic because his owners noticed intermittent vomiting and weight loss. His blood work showed an increase in white blood cells, a couple of mildly increased liver parameters (bilirubin and GGT) and decreased sodium and chloride.
Radiographs showed an egg shaped object in the small intestine that shouldn’t be there – an intestinal foreign body. Coal was given intravenous fluids and taken to surgery where a 2 cm “Easter Egg” shaped eraser was surgically removed from his small intestine. Coal recovered well from surgery and went home a couple of days later.