Cooper, a 3 year old munchkin cat, was brought in after vomiting a 20cm long ribbon, 13 elastic hair ties, and pieces of tape. The first image is one of the initial radiographs taken which showed several foreign bodies present in Cooper’s stomach. He showed no signs of distress or pain when his abdomen was palpated.
The vet administered 3 mL of a hairball laxative to help pass the hair ties through the intestines. After an hour, another set of radiographs showed that it was unsuccessful. Cooper soon vomited 3 hair ties, long pieces of string, a hairball, and some confetti. However, the foreign body was still lodged in the pylorus. The remaining hair ties and pieces of ribbon were removed during exploratory surgery.