By Josie December 3rd, 2023
In this ocean of content, though, this video manages to stand out: a cat that swallows bubblegum.
This accidental ingestion has lead to the cat “blowing” a bubblegum bubble out of its butt.
We can only imagine the confusion of this poor cat, who by no means understands the concept of chewing gum and even less why there’s a bubble emerging from its rear end.
Xylitol is a sweetener safe for humans but toxic to cats. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), leading to weakness, seizures, and liver damage.
Gum can become lodged in a cat’s throat, posing a significant choking risk.
Being indigestible, gum can block a cat’s digestive tract, causing vomiting, weight loss, and severe health complications.
If you suspect your cat has ingested gum, immediate action is crucial. Contact your veterinarian or an emergency animal hospital right away.
The vet may induce vomiting to remove the gum and administer IV fluids to counteract hypoglycemia.