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Dear Heloise: We noticed that our cat was lethargic, would go to her food dish but wouldn’t eat, and was pawing at her mouth. My hubby picked her up, tipped her head back and got her to open her mouth. He was shocked to see one of those small plastic tabs with the notched hole (used on bread wrappers) stuck to the roof of her mouth. It was wedged in between her teeth.

We immediately took her to our veterinarian, who was able to flip it loose. The frightening thing was, she could have swallowed it.

We’ve been very careful ever since to never again allow one of those tabs to lie on the floor. I pick them up off tables and counters to prevent them from getting brushed off onto the floor accidentally. – Bobbie Benjamin, Kent, Wash.

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