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« on: November 13, 2007, 10:02:01 AM »

Management of acetaminophen and ibuprofen toxicoses in Dogs & Cats

Sidebar 1: What to do if you suspect acetaminophen toxicity


“Acetaminophen toxicity is an emergency situation” says Dr. Jill Richardson, Director of Consumer Relations and Technical Services for Hartz, and consulting editor for toxicology for the Veterinary Information Network.  “You should contact your veterinarian immediately, even if the cat ate only one pill, or even if the owner simply suspects that it was eaten. Early aggressive treatment by a veterinarian is extremely important.  Even if you only suspect your cat may have eaten an acetaminophen tablet, still see a vet immediately.  There is a test that can confirm exposure, but treatment for poisoning should be initiated while you wait for test results to see if the cat was actually exposed.”

Clinical signs of acetaminophen toxicity (by Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP)

  Brownish-gray gums
  Labored breathing
  Swollen face, neck and limbs
  Hypothermia (low body temperature)
  Uncoordinated gait

« Last Edit: November 13, 2007, 10:12:46 AM by JustMe » Logged

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