Occasionally young cats may swallow something and get it stuck in their throat. Young cats often go for strings, small shiny and plastic objects. It is important to get the item out as quick as possible as your pet will become frantic with it stuck in her throat. Items like paper, tissue, or small bits of clothing will often pass through their digestive system, but sharp or irregularly shaped items and string can be dangerous if swallowed. If the item is not taken out immediately it can lead to problems breathing and if your pet won't let you take it out or it has moved too far down the digestive tract, she may need a vet to remove it.