What is this trail?

zolasmum

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Could he have eaten some indigestible grass stem or bit of thread of some kind ? This happened to Zola when he was little - it turned out to be a very long grass stem, which eventually all came out. I would try cutting off just the end of it so you can rinse it and check what it is.
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Could he have eaten some indigestible grass stem or bit of thread of some kind ? This happened to Zola when he was little - it turned out to be a very long grass stem, which eventually all came out. I would try cutting off just the end of it so you can rinse it and check what it is.
Angie

That could have been the case.
 
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Could he have eaten some indigestible grass stem or bit of thread of some kind ? This happened to Zola when he was little - it turned out to be a very long grass stem, which eventually all came out. I would try cutting off just the end of it so you can rinse it and check what it is.
Angie
Thank you Angie. What a relief. He only walks in the garden so it’s almost certainly long grass. The grass I grow in his weed bath is particularly long. I was so worried. I love this forum!
 

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Thank you Angie. What a relief. He only walks in the garden so it’s almost certainly long grass. The grass I grow in his weed bath is particularly long. I was so worried. I love this forum!
I would suggest you don't try to pull it out - just cut some of what is showing, then do the same tomorrow, and so on until it all comes out Pulling it might hurt him.
Angie x
 

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You actually can give it a gentle pull. If it moves then keep slowly pulling until it either won't move or is out. Most likely it will come out. No harm will likely ever happen from grass that has already gone thru.
If it were string or something else they shouldn't eat, then I wouldn't pull it. You would have no idea then how long it is or what it could have gotten hung up on.
Either way you want to do it is fine.
 

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Thanks. No I haven’t tried to pull it for that reason. I didn’t know what I was dealing with so I turned to the forum for advice.
Thanks. No I haven’t tried to pull it for that reason. I didn’t know what I was dealing with so I turned to the forum for advice.
When it happened to Zola, we panicked too - and we didn't have this forum to ask for help ! It did come out on its own the next day. Angie
 

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I always gently pull it. I don't want them walking around with that. Its gross, unsanitary, and seems like it would be very uncomfortable.

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Hello and welcome I would first try and identify what the little dufess ate no matter what. Sapphire tried to eat a pretty piece of yarn once but I was watching. It didn't happen luckily. He's so picky I never in a million years thought he would but he did try.
 

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I think there’s no harm in waiting for a day until she poops. She is pretty regular.
Thank you so much everyone who has replied to me.
Hello - I was wondering whether the stringy thing had totally come out yet - and how Pebbles is getting on.Please don't keep me in suspense !!
Angie
 
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Hello and welcome I would first try and identify what the little dufess ate no matter what. Sapphire tried to eat a pretty piece of yarn once but I was watching. It didn't happen luckily. He's so picky I never in a million years thought he would but he did try.
Thanks Cathie, it turned out to be a very long piece of grass😂
 

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