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Help - my cat just ate a piece of elastic!

Don't know whether I should be concerned about this or not - my cat just ate a loop of elasticated thread (you know the sweetie necklaces you get? It's the elastic from one of them). She's absolutely fine at the minute, but I'm a bit concerned that it might tie itself in knots around her guts or something like that........anyone have any advice?
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874521 tn?1424116797
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is it a fine elastic?..or a thick band?
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IT DEPENDS ON THE SIZE OF THE ELASTIC, MY 9 YEAR OLD LOVES ANYTHING ELASTIC, AND IT NORMALLY COMES UP AFTER SEVERAL HOURS, I TRY TO KEEP IT AWAY FROM HER, BUT SHE FINDS IT.  SHE SHOULD BE FINE, BUT JUST KEEP AND EYE ON HER
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Thanks guys - I rang the on call vet and she said to try to get her to take some cooking oil to try and make it pass through her. I tried adding some oil to her food but she wouldn't eat it, so I've been giving her "Defurrums" - they're designed to help them pass hairballs, so I figured it would work for this. So far, she hasn't passed it, but she's not in any pain or anything, so hopefully everything will be fine.
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