What a yarn!
This poor little cat was presented to the clinic with a funny swallowing action. On opening it’s mouth nothing could be seen, and there was no reaction on palpation of the throat. We thought we would start the investigation by taking some x-rays whilst under anaesthetic, and this is what we found! A sewing needle with about 20cm of cotton attached!
We had to remove the needle which had punctured the soft palate, and pull the cotton up from where it had been swallowed and was hanging halfway down the oesophagus.
A bit of TLC and a full and uneventful recovery was made!