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My kitten (almost a year old) has a 3-prong fish hook imbedded in her mouth. She has been acting funny for a few days and we just discovered the problem a short while ago. One 3rd of the thing is imbedded in her cheek and invisible to us. One 3rd "loops" around her upper teeth. One third is against her cheek. Her face is swollen, but she is able to eat sliced turkey and has been playing today.

Does anyone have any experienced suggestions for helping to reduce the swelling, pain, or perhaps some magical removal method? (Pushing it through and clipping it is NOT an option--it is imbedded as far as it can be already!)

It is midnight here and we won't be able to see a vet until tomorrow-probably in teh afternoon. Does anyone have any idea how much this sort of thing costs to deal with? (We're in Houston.)

Thanks.

tl;dr? Too ****in' bad.

EDIT: Any references for fishing for the cat will be reported for spam. And pics comming soon.
EDIT2: I didn't write this, my mom did. It is alos not my cat. We ARE taking her to a vet, WHEN it is daylight. And I am not the one ****ing with it.

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Last edited by TOAOIsaac at Jul 22, 2008,
#2
Uhh, I say just go to the vet.

I don't think it's too wise to try to remove it yourself.
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#3
Don't mess with it, just wait and take it to the vet.


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#7
Don't do anything until you take it to the vet. You might make it worse by doing something.
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#9
actually, this has happened to me before......dont ask, i was young and dont remember anyway how it happened. i think my dumbass brother who is a fishing enthusiast somehow left a hook on the floor and the cat got it. anyway, we took her to the vet and i think it was around $40 to get fixed.
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#10
well if you can clipem is your best bet just to get the thing out and leave the prongs in, watch the cat all night, and i dont suggest giving the cat medicine as it will vomit, and our dog had a hook in its mouth so this is all from exp.
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#11
Help! im locked in some dudes house, and he seems to be convinced that im some sort of kitten... and for some reason he tried to make me get closer to him by reeling me in with a fishing rod...

so i turn to you the pit. tl;dr dont care
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Take it to a vet and spare NO expense..

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y were u fishing for ur cat?..... cant u just call it over or is it too young
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just rip that **** out
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Vet!
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What the hell, man?
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Does anyone have any experienced suggestions for helping to reduce the swelling, pain, or perhaps some magical removal method?
no magical removal method. leave that to the vet.

if you have some Orajel (topical oral anesthetic, available at most pharmacies) you could put some on the areas near where the fish hooks are penetrating.
this could give her some relief until you get her to the vet.

note: this stuff contains benzocaine. don't just gob it on, use sparingly.


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OMG poor kitteh, take it to the vet!
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Just take care of her and take her to the vet first thing in the morning.

The last thing you should do is take matters in to your hands and mess it up even more.
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i think the problem is your dirty socks.


ahah on a serious note poor kitty =[[[[ i remember this one time my kitty got it's right paw and half it's face stuck on a glue mouse trap ahah. But yeah, just take it to the vet ASAP.
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What size hook are we talking about? To me it looks like a 10 or a 8... but what kind is it? Circular? LongShank? The kind that desolves itself? (in like two weeks) Owner? Eagle Claw? Or the old favourite Mustad?
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What size hook are we talking about? To me it looks like a 10 or a 8... but what kind is it? Circular? LongShank? The kind that desolves itself? (in like two weeks) Owner? Eagle Claw? Or the old favourite Mustad?

I don't know anything about fishing, but it has one stem and three hooks from that.

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What size hook are we talking about? To me it looks like a 10 or a 8... but what kind is it? Circular? LongShank? The kind that desolves itself? (in like two weeks) Owner? Eagle Claw? Or the old favourite Mustad?


well the cat was going trout fishing she naturally it picked up the longshank.
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you can do it easy my dog got the same thing just have someone hold her down and open her mouth take some needle nose pliers and pull it out one hook at a time its going to hurt her but you'll get it out. but if you feel like you cant get it take her to the vet.
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Let me also take this time to say once again, that I will report anyone making fishing jokes.

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Listen to SYK. He hit it spot on, really.

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#34
A treblehook ey.... It seems that at least one of the hooks havent gone so far in that the retainer (the thing that points backwards and makes the hook stay in there) has caught a grip. You might get it with a pair of wirecutters before it travels further in. But a cat in pain is a handful to keep so steady that you can get anything done. Might be an idea to just try to calm it down and get it to someone can dope him down and then cut it out.
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Let me also take this time to say once again, that I will report anyone making fishing jokes.
i honestly don't understand why you would.

there's little to discuss here. you say you can't take her to the vet right away, and just maybe someone will come up with a good idea of what to do until then. meanwhile, the fishing jokes (and the people insulting you) are the only thing keeping this afloat and keep this from sinking. that increases your chance of somebody seeing it that might have a good idea for you. lighten up about the fishing jokes, eh? you might not be in the mood for humour, but this is the Pit. some of that comes with the territory.
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