I just joined this group...and am glad to see it here!
I came home from work a couple of days ago, and my cat Chloe had managed to pull a ziplock bag (with her treats in it) partially out from under the closet door. The bad news was that the bottom of the bag was missing.
The next night Chloe started throwing up, and unable to keep her food down. I took her to the vet, and nothing showed up on the xray. The vet said plastic doesn't always show up. He suggested a barium xray next.
A friend of mine suggested I try using Hairball remedy first. I asked the vet and he told me to give her double the dose every two hours. So I will be up tonight giving this a try. Otherwise, she will have to go in for the barium xray.
It was just a year ago that Chloe had some other problems, and I am still paying off that $2000 vet bill. I had it down to about $1500 and now had to put another $300 on it just for the xrays. I recently consolidated my credit cards, and I am so afraid of getting in over my head by charging this, but I don't have much choice. I have had cats before, and never had anything but the ususal costs. I feel like I should have never gotten her, but I love her dearly now and had no idea she would have so many problems. She is only 1 1/2 yrs old, and has had her share of vet visits already.
Anyway...if anyone has any other suggestions- please help! Thanks.