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What is Poisoning?

Poisons, especially insecticides or rat poisons, are fast acting as the molecules attach to the blood cells and spread throughout the body. Poisons affect the feline body in different ways depending on the active ingredient. Some toxins attack the blood cells, causing internal bleeding, others target the central nervous system, affecting the brain and the heart, whereas other poisons target the organs, slowly shutting each vital organ down. Poisoning in cats is always an emergency situation that must be treated as soon as possible by a veterinary professional. Cat owners that wait to seek medical attention or attempt to treat the poisoning at home without veterinary consult risk the possibility of sudden death. 

Poisoning in cats involves the ingestion, absorption, or inhalation of a toxic substance. Plants, medications, insecticides, chemicals and even human food products can poison a feline. If you witness your cat coming into contact with or ingesting a product you know to be toxic, you can find medical care before the poison spread throughout the body. Unfortunately, the majority of cat poisoning cases occur when the owner is not present and the only way a pet owner would be alerted is with the exhibition of symptoms. Felines who have been poisoned will likely begin to salivate profusely from the mouth, its behavior may change from calm to anxious or excited, and the cat may begin to vomit. Depending on the type of toxin, a feline could quickly go into shock, seizing and losing consciousness within a few hours.

Symptoms of Poisoning in Cats

The symptoms of poisoning in cats depends on the active ingredient the toxin contains, but the majority of poisons will cause gastrointestinal distress, neurological changes, and labored respiratory signs. 

  • Vomiting (with or without blood)
  • Diarrhea (with or without blood) 
  • Excessive salivation (drooling) 
  • Coughing 
  • Labored breathing
  • Sneezing 
  • Rapid breathing 
  • Skin swelling or inflammation 
  • Depression 
  • Excitability 
  • Incoordination or unsteady gait
  • Tremors
  • Seizures 
  • Coma
  • Anemia 
  • Fever 
  • Signs of kidney failure, such as polydipsia (increased thirst)  
  • Signs of liver failure, such as jaundice (yellowing of the skin) 
  • Increased heart rate
  • Abdominal pain 

Types 

Insecticides & rodenticides

  • Rat baits
  • Ant baits
  • Permethrin (insecticides)
  • Metaldehyde (snail and slug repellent)

Chemicals & Household products

  • Antifreeze or ethylene glycol 
  • Fertilizers (containing potassium K, phosphorus and nitrogen) 
  • Lead paint 
  • Bleach 
  • Detergent 
  • Disinfectants

Plants 

  • Schefflera 
  • Pothos
  • Lilies 
  • Ivy
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Autumn Crocus 
  • Amaryllis 
  • Yew
  • Tulips 

Medications

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Ibuprofen 
  • Aspirin
  • Antidepressant medications 
  • Muscle relaxants 
  • ADHD medication
  • Diet pills 
  • Cancer drugs

Foods

  • Baker’s Chocolate 
  • Artificial sweeteners 
  • Xylitol 
  • Caffeine 
  • Alcohol  
  • Garlic 
  • Onions 

Causes of Poisoning in Cats

Due to the excessive cleanliness in the nature of a feline, the most common cause of poisoning in cats is ingestion by licking a toxin off the fur. It is not very common for a feline to consume a poisonous food product, unless it is mixed in with her food. Cats do have a tendency to chew on decorative house plants, as indoor cats do not have the opportunity to ease stomach nausea through the consumption of grass, causing plant toxicity. Inhalation of chemicals, such as cleaning products, can cause poisoning in cats if the cat is present as the owner cleans with a high fume chemical agent. 

Diagnosis of Poisoning in Cats

Your veterinarian will be able to deduce a diagnosis of poisoning in a cat rather quickly, based on physical signs and symptoms. If you have witnessed the poisoning or suspect what the toxin could be (a chocolate wrapper by the feline or chewed plant, for example), bring the box, product label, wrapper or sample of the item with you to the veterinary office. Knowing exactly what active ingredient caused the poisoning will help the veterinarian choose a treatment plan and your cat will be on her way to recovery much faster. Poisoning cases can become deadly in a very short time, so your veterinarian may do a quick review of your cat’s medical history but you may not be present at this time.

Treatment of Poisoning in Cats

Treatment of poisoning in cats depends on the type of toxin the feline came into contact with. Possible treatment options your veterinarian could prescribe include: 

  • An administration of ethanol (in cases of antifreeze poisoning) 
  • Fluid therapy (to help to flush the toxin from the body) 
  • Muscle relaxants (for tremors)
  • Anti-seizure medication
  • Induce vomiting 
  • Activated charcoal (an agent that binds with the toxin and prevents it from being absorbed by the body), used in poisonings that cause internal bleeding or corrosion of the esophagus if vomiting is induced. 

Recovery of Poisoning in Cats

The prognosis for poisoning in cats depends greatly on timing. The sooner your cat finds medical attention, the sooner treatment can begin and the less time the toxin has to spread throughout the body. Cats who receive treatment early will return to their normal selves in a few days with an excellent prognosis. Ask your veterinarian about poisoning in cats for the future and find out who you should call, as well as at-home tips you can use in an emergency situation.

Poisoning Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Moo
Domestic shorthair
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Apologies, this is a bit long. We recently took our two cats to the groomer (they were shedding excessively and my allergies were acting up). When we brought them back home they seemed fine, we left the house and returned a few hours later and they were being super aggressive to each other; hissing, chasing, growling and clawing. They have lived together for three years and have never had a problem with each other. This had been going on for four days and we had to keep them separate.

A friend suggested rubbing vanilla extract on them to ease the tension between them. My boyfriend did it and then googled it and read that the alcohol in the vanilla could be toxic. We called Poison Control and they suggested we wash it off and monitor them. We couldn't get them in the sink or tub so we drenched rags with water and dawn soap and washed it off that way, then towel dried them. They seemed fine last night, but this morning my boyfriend said he woke up to Moo throwing up. This is unusual as he never vomits, whereas Hobbes normally does - he hasn't so far. We called the animal hospital, who told us to call Poison Control back for advice, who in turn told us "you can monitor them for up to 48 hours or take them to the vet for anti-ulceration medication. It's up to you." What should we do? Should we keep monitoring them or should we go to the vet?

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Mr. Meow meow
Mixed bread
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Cat possibly over medicated while I was treating home for fleas. Cat seems more tired and less active. Should I be concerned? He still eats and drinks. Hasn't used litter box much though.

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Jack
Unknown
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Yellow Skin
Weakness
skinny
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

I have a 5year old cat and the last few weeks hes been ill skin is yellow all over in his eyes and nose and ears. He was puking so much even when he tried to eat he puked it up he wasnt his normal self and got super skinny he was all bone not even a little fat was on him now its been a week ive given him wet food and he finally could take it and not puke he used to eat dry food but he cant take it anymore so now i get him wet food hoping it will make him better hes a little back to normal now doesnt lay down weak anymore but cant afford to go to the vet and really dont want to be told hes going to die i cant take that right now hes been there for me when nobody was hes amazing to my kids and hes saved my life a few times in my teen years i dont want to say good bye is there anything i could do at home that i could afford to give him to make him better please help if you can

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Angel
Ragdoll
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I had methylated spirits on my hands and the stuff to clean paint off with and I was so stupid not to clean it off before I gave my cat her worming tablet, it’s been over 24 hours but she vomited once in the morning and has no other symptoms, should I be worried

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Husky
Arab
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Seizure

Our tom was posioned , we gave him raw egg and milk and took him to the vet who treated him. He recovered well but now after a few days he’s having like sizures and can’t stop , any advice plz . He can’t control his movements and just shakes for last hour or more

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Casper
Maincoon/ siamese
6 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Trembling legs, salivation, eyes watering

In the middle on the night my cat jumped on the bed. I heard another cat crying outside and woke up to check. My cat started falling around in the room, his legs were trembling and he couldn't walk. Liquids were coming out from his behind and he was trying to scramble away from me. I freaked out and immediately started calling a vet to take him to. My cat was growling and kicking all the time and within a few minutes as i got to the vet, he stopped breathing. They say it looked like a poison but what poison can be that fast acting to kill so quick? I am horrified and devastated this happened to my baby and it is eating my brain how this could happen.

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Mink
Asian tabby
5 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Apoetite los
Cant Move Legs

Two days ago my cats eye was running and also his nose and the next day his voice changed and lost appetite. I also noticed that his legs are weak and he had fever so i took her to the vet and he gave him antibiotic shots. We came home and he kept sleeping but in the morning today i found him near his litter box unable to stand up. What might be the cause of this? He has no diarrhea and hes not vomiting

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Mofongo
Domestic shorthair
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat was in the apartment when I sprayed a generic lice/bedbug spray on my bed and on my sofa. She jumped on each article of furniture twice within a few minutes of spraying, but I quickly removed her from each article. I opened the windows and took her out for fresh air; we are still outside, trying to wait at least two hours before going back in. Right now, she’s okay. Should I be worried she’ll develop symptoms? I didn’t notice her trying to lick anything off her fur.

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Nala
American Shorthair
5 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Hello,
I gave my cat a treat of fleas for dogs, from a syringe through her shoulders and her entire spine to her tail, watering the treatment on her skin, that was yesterday, now at night, she is strange, stiff and She can not jump, she sneezes and trembles, she keeps shaking, her eyes keep closing and opening ... what can I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should never administer a flea control product intended for dogs on a cat, different species have different formulations and due to different physiology; visit your Veterinarian immediately and call the manufacturer of the product for information based on their specific product in this case. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Diego
Cat
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting not eating

My cat started vomiting which didn’t really concern me at the time until he’s not Eating barely drinking but still vomiting what i can only describe as green bile, all i can think of is a bottle of tcp was tipped and maybe a small amount ingested....... it’s been 4 days An haven’t worked a great deal as he is a house cat but now i am petrified that it’s killing him as i only just clicked about the tcp... please help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Diego did get into the pesticide, he needs immediate medical attention to be evaluated and given supportive care. Regardless of the reason for his illness, though, he does need to be seen if he is not eating and continues to vomit. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and recommend any testing or treatments that he needs. I hope that he is okay.

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Gizmo
Unknown
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I think our cat may have chewed on tulip leaves as they appear to have been eaten. Now he has been vomiting for almost 24 hours but isn’t showing any other symptoms. Is this common for poisoning from tulips? Will it just run it’s course and does it need treatment?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Gizmo may have transient GI signs that resolve. If he continues to vomit, however, he should be seen by your veterinarian to determine if he needs supportive care until the signs resolve. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Annabelle
Siamese
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepy

I woke up this morning and noticed a green block in my room, I threw it away. I got home from work and there were still a couple of tiny pieces that were off of it. I noticed my cat trying to nibble at it so I quickly got up and threw them away. I googled what it was and quickly realized it was rat poison. ( I had an exterminator here and wasn't aware that there was poison, since my roommate dealt with it ). I am freaking out, should I take her to the vet immediately tomorrow to make sure everything is okay?? Also, how much would it be to take her in for something like that. She's my baby and I love her to death. (I was required to put in symptoms, she's completely fine right now but I can't stop watching her and looking at her.)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is best to have Annabelle seen immediately, today, to try and combat any toxic effects from the rat poison. There are two different kinds of rat poison - one affects the clotting factors and needs treatment to maintain normal clotting. One affects the brain, and needs supportive care at your veterinarian to try and decrease brain swelling that may occur. Depending on the time frame since she has eaten it, they may be able to give her medications to try and decrease absorption of the the poison. If you can find out what kind the exterminator used, that would be very helpful to your veterinarian. I hope that she is okay.

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Hippo
domestic short hair
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

I have a non-organic decorative sweet potato growing on a windowsill. It has never flowered or produced seeds which I know contain toxins. My cat ate some leaves and I’m not sure what to do. She hasn’t shown any symptoms and is behaving normally. No vomiting, lethargy, or diarrhea. How long would it take for these symptoms to appear? She has munched on some house plants before and been fine but I’m not sure if she needs to go to the vet right away or only if she shows symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure how long ago Hippo ate the leaves, but if it was very recent, it may be a good idea to have her seen as soon as possible to be evaluated and given activated charcoal if that is appropriate, timing wise. If it has been some time since she ate the plant, you may just want to monitor for signs and have her seen immediately if she does start showing signs. Symptoms of sweet potato vine poisoning in cats depend on the condition of the plant and the quantity of plant vegetation she consumed. If she only consumed a small portion of the sweet potato vine, the skin might redden, swell and blister similar to that of an allergic reaction. If a larger portion of the sweet potato vine was consumed, she may begin to vomit, develop diarrhea, and hallucinate. I hope that she is okay. Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/sweet-potato-vine-poisoning

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Fred
American Short Hair
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat accidentally had the tiniest bit of white chocolate but when I woke up this morning he vomited and it was white and I’m not old enough to take him to the vet. He’s around 4 months old maybe 5. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Thankfully white chocolate contains only trace amounts of theobromine and wouldn’t be toxic in the amount consumed even in a young kitten; although it is possible that some gastrointestinal upset. If there is no improvement in the vomiting or other symptoms present, ask your parents to take Fred to a Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cow
American Shorthair
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My new neighbor just informed me to keep my cat on my side of the fence because puts out "house poison" for the rats and that my cat has been over there.

My cat seems fine now but last week he was drooling a lot, I didn't know why until now
Since he is no longer drooling do you think he is Ok? Do you have any suggestions on how to keep him in the yard?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Rat poison can affect bleeding, or brain function. If Cow seems fine a week later, he may be okay. If he shows signs of bruising or seems lethargic or unstable, he should see a veterinarian. There isn't any way to keep an outdoor cat confined, other than build an enclosure, or keep him inside, unfortunately.

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Biggles
Bengal
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Drooling Lethargic

Our cat licked funicide from a leaking container. We washed his paws but he wouldn’t drink any thing though he ate some prawns.
Today he is much worse, drooling heavily, lethargic and not eating or drinking. The emergency vet we rang had said just to wash his paws and get him to drink and the drooling is expected.
Is there anything else we can do? Should we take him to the vet?
He hates the car so we have had home visits usually.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should contact the manufacturer of the fungicide to ask about toxicology data etc… I would also recommend you contact the Pet Poison Helpline for product specific advice. Symptoms can be severe and may lead to death so it is important to have this managed by a Veterinarian to take care of supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com https://wagwalking.com/condition/pesticides-poisoning

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Rudy
Bengal
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My cat is weak,unable to walk,not taking food for three days.Is this a symptoms of poisoning? Is giving turmerine juice safe? Can you please suggest a solution to take him back to his normal life??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The symptoms you are describing are common across many different poisons, but other conditions like infections, some parasites, liver disease, foreign objects among other causes may also cause these symptoms. Whilst the use of turmeric juice may not be really harmful, it efficacy is up for debate (see link below). You should however, visit your Veterinarian for an examination to narrow in on a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2013/09/turmeric-for-pets/

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Precious
DOMESTIC
16 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness in hind legs
weakness in hind legs, no appetite

I have 2 cats who are around 16 and 17 years old. Unfortunately, our older cat passed last week. We thought it was due to old age, became weak in the hind legs and lost interest in eating. Our second cat, a week later, is now experiencing the same symptoms. We are wondering if it could be anything else. The vet said she assumed our other cat was going through kidney failure. We decided not to run blood work because his skin was coming off when trying to put in the needle. We didn't want his last hours/days to consist of being poked and prodded. But now that our second cat is experiencing the same weakness in legs and loss of appetite we are wondering if they could have eaten something or if it is by coincidence they are experiencing this together.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Poisoning is always a consideration when two or more animals become sick within a short time frame without no obvious infectious causes; however the presentation of the symptoms in your second cat may be due to various reasons including depression from the loss of a companion (some people may dispute this). It may be worth having Precious checked by your Veterinarian and a blood test taken just to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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ozzy
Common black
12 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

acts normal

My cat was lost for 2weeks, when found it Ozzy had lost ten pounds but seemed just fine. Three months later he's been losing hair in patches and his weight hasn't come back by 7lbs. Took him to bet he ran blood test and said he's in liver failire. 3 months to live and feed non carbs just liver. What's your take can he be helped or is this it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I understand this is a distressing time, but without examining Ozzy and seeing blood test results etc… I cannot give any constructive advice since liver failure is a complicated condition with varying levels of severity and numerous underlying causes. Whilst Ozzy was missing for two weeks, he may have consumed almost anything (may happen to cats if missing for five minutes); any management would be on reducing stress on the liver by feeding an appropriate diet and giving supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sargw
tabby
8 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nothing yet

My cat Sarge got into some oil paint today- We- don't know how much he ate.. . Is he going to die without treatment? No one's taking him to the vet...

Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/poisoning

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Different oil paints (brands and uses) have differing levels of toxicity; but if you don’t know how much paint Sarge ingested you should take him to a Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Also, find the number of the manufacturer of the paint and give their customer service a call as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Butters
Cat
4 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic

i believe my kitten licked the cream off of an IT Works body wrap. Suggestions on how to help her would be appreciated. The kitten is breathing normally but is not acting as usual. She will not drink or eat and is moody when you hold her

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not exactly sure what Butters has come into contact with. If she is not eating or drinking, and seems to not be acting like herself, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian to see what she has come into contact with, and whether she needs additional care.

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Yellow
DSH Feline - Female
Five Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bugs in Cat Vomit

Came home to a pile of cat puke on the carpet and it was COVERED with a million little black ants (?) that seemed to come from nowhere and be localized ONLY by the puke pile - Why would this happen? Is my CAT sick??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cats may vomit for a number of reasons and from your question it seems that the ants came out to the vomit and were not vomited up by your cat. You should control the ants around your home with pet safe ant stations (available from Home Depot, Walmart etc…) and keep an eye on Yellow for the time being (make sure hydration is maintained). If the vomiting recurs, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Trixie
short hair
9 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

cough
Heavy purring

I used jif cleaning moose to clean the bath and she jumped in and got it on her fur and started to lick it off before I could clean her. Now her breathing is heavier than normal when purring and she coughs every now and again.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Trixie continues to have any problems breathing, stops eating, or starts vomiting or having diarrhea, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian, to make sure that she is okay, and doesn't need any supportive care.

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Milo & Zelda
Domestic shorthair
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

I have 4 cats. 2 are drooling out of nowhere. They are acting normal, eating, drinking, and using the bathroom like normal. I can't find anything that they got into. I already checked their mouths and there was nothing out of the normal. Teeth are brushed twice a week. Every once in awhile they will scratch at their necks and paw at their face. It seems like a mild toxic reaction but I'm not sure. Vets are closed for the holiday weekend. Is there anything I can do to help them?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Try to rinse out Milo and Zelda’s mouths thoroughly and give their teeth a good cleaning for good measure; keep a close eye on them to see if any other symptoms develop and watch where they go as they return to something (a plant or something else) to chew, nibble or lick. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Their drool is very clear and feels like water. Not slimy or thick. It has no smell. No foam or bubbles in it.

Also, I don't keep any plants inside for this exact reason. They are strictly indoor cats. They are all just as curious and hyper as they were as kittens.

It's been a full 24 hours since I noticed they were drooling. The drooling has slowed down significantly. They aren't drooling when awake anymore but they're still drooling while asleep. Not a huge amount though. I did find a new toy that I got them the night before. They were the only two playing with it. I have since thrown it away in case it had something on it. Should I still be worried?

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Pepsi
Orange cat
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy vomiting

My mom accidentally turned on the washer with my cat in it. The washer was only on for a couple minutes before she got to him. We believe the detergent got on his fur and he invested it by grooming himself. He’s thrown up a total of 4 times within the last four days. He won’t drink or eat unless hand fed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Pepsi was inside the washing machine for a couple of minutes there are a variety of possible issues including ingestion of detergent, aspiration of water and trauma from it spinning or turning (depending on the type of washing machine). I cannot recommend any other course of action apart from visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and a check of the lungs as dry drowning is a possibility 24 hours after the incident. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bubbles
Feline
7 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

I think my kitten might’ve licked rat poison. The Ramik bar.. I had it behind my toilet and he was behind there so I grabbed him really quick but I don’t know if he licked it or not. Should I be worried

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you think that Bubbles ate any of the rat poison, he needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian. Depending on the type of poison, he may need medical therapy, and often, once the signs start showing, it can be too late. I hope that he did not eat any of the bar, but it would be better to be safe than sorry, in this situation.

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Tigre
Tiger striped
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, lethargic

Cat is swollen around his mouth area (could be a snake bite) and he is not moving and just wants to lay on the ground. He has vomited a few times. There is no vet where we live. What is the best thing to do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is a Veterinarian within two hours or so of your home you should visit them regardless of distance; you should clean the area around the mouth and if there are any puncture wounds you should bathe them with a dilute antiseptic. Ideally Tigre should get a course of antibiotics since both venomous and non-venomous snake bites are prone to infections which can be worse than the bite or venom in the long term. Cetirizine at 5mg per day may help with any allergic reaction but may be difficult to administer. You can also call the Pet Poison Helpline to talk you through the symptoms and supportive care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com

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Nami
normal
Two Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

can't eat , tired

Hi , my 2.5 months cat Nami licking the insecticide I sprayed in he back , I don't know how she has done that but what is done is done , first day I Saw vomiting , seizures , don't eat , and excessive saliva , next day I noticed the she is mewing without opening her mouth , when I checked the jaw muscles there where extremely stiff and she can't open her mouth , does that mean an inflammation in her nerves or permanent paralysis? p.s I already giving her anti toxin and inflammatory medication

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Flea and tick medicine poisoning can take a while to resolve and some cases may require supportive care (fluid etc…) if a cat isn’t eating or drinking alone. It is important to put products on the back of the neck where they cannot reach and to not allow a cat to rub on anything until the product is dried. You should keep an eye on Nami for the time being, but if you didn’t use a specific over the counter product like Frontline (fipronil), Revolution (selamectin) or similar you should visit a Veterinarian immediately and take the product packaging with you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rupert
Orange tabby
9 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Less talkative
Decreased Appetite
Itching
Lethargy
Hair Loss

I went out of town for 5 days and left my 9mos old orange tabby at home with his automatic feeder and waterer. My mom was supposed to check up on him, but wasn’t able to, so I found my apartment in a bit of a state when I returned early Tuesday morning. It seems my cat had finally gotten to the one palm sized plant I had purchased from ikea not very long ago and strewn it across the apartment. I picked up the small plant’s remenents and put it back on the shelf teasing my cat for being naughty and thought that was the end of it. A day or so later, I realized my kitten was shedding profusely and wasn’t as active as he normally was but figured it might be due to my having been gone for the first time and him not having my dog or my sister’s cat around for him to play with. I recently moved from my parent’s large house as well into a studio, so I thought the lack of space may have something to do with it. On Sunday however, about 6 days after I came back from my trip, I researched the small ikea plant my cat had desecrated and found out it was a kalanchoe plant which is poisonous to cats. I took him to the vet who ran a blood test that came back normal, but said since so much time had passed there was nothing we could do for any plant digestion and would have to wait to see if there would be any liver damage or things like that. I know my cat and refuse to think there’s nothing wrong and no fix. I put activated charcoal in his water that Sunday, so he eats and drinks, but less than normal. I took him in at 3 weeks from a litter that was dying off in our yard, his family is all feral cats so he typically has a very healthy appetite and isn’t picky on food. He was at 18lbs when we went to the vet Sunday and I’m sure he’s lost weight, so he was previously around 19 or more I’m sure. He also used to be very active at night, running around and hopping on things when I would have preferred he be resting, but now sleeps and lays around in general much more. Additionally, he has developed alopecia like almost bald spots on both eyebrow areas from over grooming. He scratches himself a lot as if his skin is very itchy and is now a bit moody when I hold him, which is out of character for this normally loving, well adjusted and friendly kitten. I’ve been through bottle feeding, temperature control and everything else with this cat, I would be heartbroken to have him taken out by a $3 ikea plant.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thankfully, hair loss is not one of the side effects of the Kalanchoe plant in cats, and honestly, if he had eaten enough to be toxic to him, he would probably not be alive by the time you got home. Normal bloodwork run by your veterinarian is a heartening sign. He skin issues seem unrelated to the plant, and may be from another cause. Given all of the changes in your (his) life, he may be experiencing some stress, and a product like Feliway may help. If he is not improving, a recheck with your veterinarian would be a good idea, to examine his skin and determine what might be going on. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Willow and Petunia
Domestic short hair feline
8 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Tongues hanging out, drooling

Kittens we're in a motel bathroom over night. This morning they have their tongues hanging out and they are drooling. They are shivering and if you move them they seem to hurt. What can I do to help them?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think Willow and Petunia should see a veterinarian, as they may need treatment if they got into a toxin of some type or had an injury. You should be able to use Google to find a clinic near you if you are travelling. I hope that they are okay.

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Austin
Ragdoll cat
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating alot and thirsty

Our cat ate part of a day lily leaf. He has had a lot of urination and constantly thirsty. He has never had and issue with urinating out of his box but he has had 3 accidents this week. He also seems to have difficulty going up and down the steps lately.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Lilies are toxic to cats, and can cause kidney failure. I'm not sure what time frame this happened in, but it would be best to have Austin seen by a veterinarian right away to have some lab work done and assess his kidney values. I hope that he is okay.

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Theo
domestic short hair
18 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Our 18 week old kitten might have eaten a small amount of fertilizer. He got out into our garage and we dont know if he truely ate any. He has only thrown up once.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Some types of fertilizer can be quite toxic to animals, depending on what is in the fertilizer. If Theo continues to vomit, becomes lethargic, or is lethargic or stops eating, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian right away. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Oreo
Short hair domestic
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Low body temp

We took our 1 year old kitty to get on Wednesday where she was given cheristan, a depo shot and ivomec shot. 9 hours later she couldn't move her back legs and movement in front was jerky and ridged. Took her to another vet er they said it was flea meds allergy. Gave her muscle relaxer and sent home. Next morning our baby was comatose..took her back to original vet and now she has toxicity? They say it's hard to tell what from but they would never have given her muscle relaxer..I an so frustrated and mad and they are not saying much about recovery,or prognosis Friday there is not much change she is at vets office still on iv and heating pad....What is recovery time? Who should I listen to are they doing the right thing? I'm having a hard time trusting anyone at this point??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Oreo, it is difficult to say what course of treatment should be taken; if the toxicity is from the ivermectin any treatment should be supportive and symptomatic which includes intravenous fluids, seizure control as well as managing any other symptoms. Recovery from ivermectin toxicity may take weeks and some cases are fatal. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tuff
Mix
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness

I'm pretty sure he's been poisoned somehow. He can't move. He's got excessive snot, saliva. He's throwing up some blood. His skin is pale.I have tried to give him water and Pedialyte with a dropper. It just happened within 3 days and it has gotten very bad. I cannot afford to take him to the vet because it is way to expensive and for some reason there isn't a place that someone can get help without having a credit card or a couple hundred dollars just to get started. I don't knlw what to do and it's breaking my heart to see him this way. He was a stray but I started taking care of him and have grown very fond of him. Please help me help him

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that that is happening to Tuff. Unfortunately, there is very little that I can do over an email, without seeing him or knowing what is going on. He needs to see a veterinarian right away. Most clinics do take CareCredit, for unexpected expenses, and if he is suffering, most clinics will be able to end that suffering for him if needed. Again, I am so sorry that this is happening to him.

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Ragnar
Yellow tabby
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My cat is drooling a lot and unsure of the cause. We have roses out could he have hurt his mouth? We painted a basement could the fumes cause this? Is in poisonous? Otherwise acting normal and eating

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Drooling typically indicates an oral problem of some kind, or nausea. Since I cannot examine Ragnar, It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian. They'll be able to look in his mouth, see if he has any trauma or dental disease, and recommend any treatment that he might benefit from. I hope that all goes well for him.

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jax
Russian Blue
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

bony
third eyelid showing
Laying down
Weakness
Third eyelid

Medication Used

cerena

My 4.5 month old kitten ate almond milk chocolate kisses, threw up for 4 days and had diarrhea Took him to the vet and they gave him fluids and medicine for his symptoms. its now been 5 days since he been poisoned and he still seems really sick. lays down alot, sits at his water bowl, is very weak. and so bony. hes somewhat eating, using the litterbox, and drinking a lot. i thought he may have feline distemper disease because of his symptoms but now i just dont know what to do. how long should it take him to go back to his self?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Jax - I'm sorry that hear that he is having a hard time. Without knowing what medications he is one or what he was being treated for, I can't say for sure when he should be rechecked, but from the information that you gave me, I would think a recheck at 24 hours would be reasonable. If he hasn't improved over the day that you have had him home after his appointment, he should be re-evaluated to see why he isn't responding. I hope that he does okay.

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Greyson
Domestic feline
2 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My Kitten ate a bery small amount of Roach poison gel. And now has diarrhea. He started having it a few hours after he ate the poison. Has only had the diarrhea twice since he’s only used the litter twice to poop. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing what type of gel Greyson ate, I can't comment on any possible signs, but if his diarrhea does not improve, it he starts vomiting, stops eating or becomes lethargic, he needs to be seen by a veterinarian right away to receive any treatment that he might need. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Lina
Cat
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy-significant

Recently moved an amaryllis plant onto a surface which our cats walk across. Three cats acting normal and no symptoms. One cat, female/6yrs/overweight significant lethargy, pupils appear dilated (subjective), normal HR, weakness (subjective) seems to have decreased peripheral vision and/or decreased reaction (due to lack of interest, illness, or inability to perceive visual stimuli), basically seems like she does when there’s a thunderstorm but isn’t hiding. Shedding (subjectively) more than normal, but purring, consolable, desiring proximity/attention to/from myself and my wife. Noticed approx 4 square centimeters of amaryllis leaf chewed on. No vomit seen. I know belladonna = no good, but at what point should I/we take her to vet? What objective signs do I/we need to be on the lookout for?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The toxin of the Amaryllis plant is thought to be primarily focused in the bulb. Eating a leaf may cause mild GI upset - vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, inappetance. From your description of Lina, her problem may not be related to eating the plant, and it would seem that she needs to be examined by your veterinarian just to make sure that she doesn't need treatment, since her behavior is unusual for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Khushi
indian stray
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Poison

Medication Used

Dexa
Birth control
Afrofrine
Annoxy salt
Mb vit 12

My kitten is 4 months old, yesterday she vomittedd and the vomit was white coloured and there were little bubbles and then after that she was not able to stand on her legs and she was in pain as she had her nails out of her hand and she had closed her mouth as if she is controlling the pain and was not able to speak and she had a little scratch on her neck as she had a cat fight a week ago so now she had twisted her neck towards her back and her neck was visible also she is using her nose very often to breathe as, I think she is facing breathing problem as she is breathing fast and yesterday her salaiva was all over bed and her eyes are open and she was moving her hands and legs while lying in the air as if she is fine fighting or swimming.

I have consulted a vet and he asked us to do a x-ray and injected her glucose, annoxy salt, afrofrine, BC, mb vit 12 and Dexa and the x-ray was normal.
So the vet told me it's because of food poisoning.

I am scared because she still looks the same and she made noise while vet injected her as she was in pain all night and she didn't even meowed that time and she was crushing her teeth.

Please help.
What should I do?

I had contacted a Ngo earlier and they said admit her in ahinsa hospital Malad West and I thought they will not treat her properly as a first aid guy came at our house and injected her with protein and antibiotics and went saying I can't do anything you have to admit her and said she looks weak.

Should I admit her or should I treat her at private vet clinic ?

Any other suggestions are most welcome

Thank you,
Shreenath Chaturvedi

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think whether you admit her to the hospital in Malad West or have her treated at a private clinic, she does need to be in the hospital, based on what you are describing. They'll be able to treat her more thoroughly than in a home visit, which is what it sounds like she needs. I hope that she is okay.

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Cam
Feline
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

hair loss, slightly lethargic
hair loss,

I have 2 semi-feral kitties that I have been taking care of for about 2 years. I noticed hair loss on the tummy of one 4 days ago, and questioned the neighbors. Then I thought back & there was one day he was much less active (laying around). Last night I noticed a skunk on the back porch eating the cat food & I chased it away & bleached the bowl as I usually do if I suspect something besides the cats have been at it. This morning I noticed that there was a closed ant trap that had been chewed up & broken open, but the bait looked to be intact & the cats seemed to be acting normal. It was a Raid Max ant trap. I do not think the ant trap was damaged for that long, so i believe they may be separate circumstances and that it "may" have been another animal that got into the bait trap, but the bite marks were consistent w/ a cat. Please help me to determine what to do seeing as these animals are not easy to catch & get to a vet. Obviously I will look for any signs of unusual behavior, but no where did I see hair loss as a symptom for poisoning. Does it seem like these situations could be connected, or coincidental?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I think, from your description, that these events are coincidental. Ant traps are not toxic to animals, and nothing else that you have described may cause hair loss. Bacterial infections, abscesses, fungal infections or parasites can cause that, however. If the hair loss is not improving, it would be a good idea to have them seen, as difficult as it is to get them in to see a veterinarian, as they may need treatment for that hair loss. If there is a mobile veterinarian in your area, perhaps they can come and examine the cats?

About 5 hours ago I came home and just realized my cat had hair dye on his paw. I’m not sure if he had consumed it but I immediately bathe him. Right now he’s been normal,but I’m wondering if this substance is going to affect him later or by the time ? How would I know if it’s going to affect him in health or when ? If anyone knows please let me know. It would be helpful.

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Yasha
tabby
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

I found my trash can on the floor with cookies across the floor. I have a cat that likes to get into stuff and i don't know if she ate any of the mini chocolate chip cookies. However with no vet open over the weekend I have watched her and it has been 24 hours and she looks and is acting normal and not showing any symptoms of chocolate posioning.will she be ok. Again I don't even know if she ate any of it

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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After 24 hours, it is unlikely that Yasha will start showing any signs of toxicity. Continue to monitor her for vomiting or diarrhea, but otherwise I believe that she will be okay.

It's bakers chocolate that is harmful I'm not 100% but pretty sure so like cocoa

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Fireball
Short haired American
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My cat was accidentally sprayed with mr. clean and has no symptoms it was about 2-
3 hours ago is this toxic to cats what should I do? I can’t bring him to the vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should rinse Fireball with plain water to remove as much as possible before bathing with a mild sensitive shampoo for cats; you should also rinse out the mouth with fresh water. Mr Clean will cause irritation to the skin from contact, irritation of the mouth if licked but may be more serious if consumed. You should also try calling the helpline on the bottle or from the link below. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.mrclean.com/en-us/contact-us

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Kuttappoo
Kerala
5 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Cant Get Up
Cant Move Legs

Doctor , my kitten had met with an accident and the bowels(stomach is turned) came out and he is struggling for death .How can I kill him from pain , what kind of poison I want to give. Please help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should visit a Veterinarian immediately, I cannot legally or ethically advise you on a medication, poison or other method to euthanise Kuttappoo yourself; you should visit a Veterinarian immediately to do the right thing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gizmo
Unsure
1 Year
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
Throwing up

I have two cats two days ago we sprayed roach killer and the next day both cats are not eating and throwing up I noticed that they ate this morning but has not again all day and night. They are both playing and active just not eating and throwing up.i do not have money for another week to go to a vet please help me I don't want to lose them.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that your cats are showing these signs. It would be best if they were seen now, as I cannot examine them or treat them over an email. Many clinics offer a 'free first exam', and most clinics offer Care Credit to provide financing for unexpected expenses. I hope that they are okay.

I don't qualify for care credit and have called all vets in my area no one will see them I don't get paid till next week is there anything I can do and does this sound serious I have been giving them Pedialyte one time a day

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Tom
Blue Russian
7 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

no symptoms

About 5 hours ago I came home and just realized my cat had hair dye on his paw. I’m not sure if he had consumed it or how long it’s been but I immediately bathe him. Right now he’s been normal,but I’m wondering if this substance is going to affect him later or by the time ? How would I know if it’s going to affect him in health or when ? If anyone knows please let me know. It would be helpful.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It wold be very strange for Tom to actually eat any of the hair dye, as that is quite strong smelling. I would monitor for vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, tremors, or any unusual behavior, and seek veterinary care right away if any of those things occur.

Thank you for replying, it’s really helps . I know he would not eat it but I meant what if he licked his paw ? It’s been almost a day and he seems to be normal right now, eating normal. Just that, I’ve been reading about cat poisoning and how it takes up to 24 hours to affect them. That’s why I was wondering.

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Bonnie
Cat
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Won’t eat
Attacking things not there
Severe tremors
Can’t walk or move much

I applied a flea treatment to my cat and she began siezing, not able to move, and wasn’t responsive as her normal self.. I began bathing her, then bought some activated charcoal and was able to feed her some with milk.. I bathed her 4 times.. she’s now dry and not seizuring but is having bad tremors.. she’s becoming as playful as she can be due to severe tremors.. she won’t eat but I’ve been able to get her to drink pedialyte.. should she be okay? I don’t have any muscle relaxers so I’m just laying with her and trying to keep her relaxed.. should she be okay? Is there anything else I can do to help her relax? I don’t want her hiding due to her weakness I don’t want her stuck or for her to b out of my sight!!! Ugh.. I feel so terrible 😢 any advice?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without knowing which product was given (or active ingredient), I cannot give any specific information; you should check the packaging to make sure that the flea treatment wasn’t intended for dogs since cats have different physiology than dogs and the dog products are toxic to cats. You should call the customer helpline number of the packaging and visit your Veterinarian (especially if the product is intended for dogs not cats). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chanel
Doll face Persian
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi
My cat started drooling yesterday. Immediately went to the vet and was given clean bill of health. Ran blood work and X-ray. She’s eating, drinking, and acting normal. Today the drool subsided but is still there. Mainly while she’s sleeping. She ate and drank. Is playful. Took her back to vet and still said nothing probably just ate something upsetting her stomach. How long will this last if that’s the case? I’m really worried about her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without knowing what was eaten or what exactly happened, it is impossible to put a time frame on how long it will take her to stop drooling; if Chanel is otherwise in good spirits and your Veterinarian isn’t concerned, I would just keep an eye on her for the time being and visit your Veterinarian if there is a worsening of symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Garfield
Kitten
8 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

None yet

Medication Used

none

Is there anything I can do at home to help my kitten who eat a 200 mg ibuprofen. He is 8 weeks old. Approximately 1.5 lbs. I do not have the money to take him to the vet.no symptoms yet as it happened about 45 minutes ago.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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At this point (it has been more than a few hours since you asked your question), there is nothing I can advise you can do at home; ibuprofen is highly toxic to cats only needing a fraction of what was consumed for a 1.5lb kitten. You should visit a Veterinarian immediately regardless of cost or find a charity clinic as the effects of kidney failure do not present immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/ibuprofen/ www.petpoisoncontrol.com/portfolio/ibuprofen-naproxen/

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Cubby
Siamese
One Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling, lethargic

My cat has been drooling. I think she may have ate,or lick mortar,or it also could be Bengal roach spray she got into. She's not wanting to drink water. She's isn't acting like her normal playful self. And she also has black stuff around her mouth.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should rinse out Cubby’s mouth and visit your Veterinarian, take any packaging with you so that your Veterinarian has all the information available. Your Veterinarian may give supportive and symptomatic care, but without examining Cubby I cannot give any at home advice. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chance
orange kitty
24 Months
Fair condition
-1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Hurt eye

My cat has a problem with his eye. I think he may have gotten some kind of product from the bathroom in his eye. He's been keeping his eye shut. His eye has been watering and when he opened his eye it was very red. He doesn't have an appetite, he misses when he jumps to familiar places and has been sleeping all day. I'm worried about him. I tried to rinse his eye out with water. I hope that was the right thing to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Chance has one eye closed, he will have lost depth perception which is why he is missing when jumping from place to place; however you should flush the eye out thoroughly with sterile saline and apply an ophthalmic antibiotic ointment to the eye to be on the safe side. Without examining Chance’s eye, I cannot determine the severity but it may be a good idea to visit your Veterinarian for a thorough examination since many bathroom products may be alkaline. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Weaslia
Calico
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I'm worried sick!!! My cat Weaslia has gone down hill in the last 18 hours....at first she was just lethargic, then she got a little bit of energy and got up and drank some water out of the faucet (her favorite) and then has gotten much worse? The only thing I can think of is she might've eaten onion straws off our burgers? She doesnt EVER get into the trash and I'm extremely cogniticent of what I do with my household cleaning supplies. Please help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not exactly sure what is going on with Weaslia from your email, but if she is lethargic and you are worried, it would be best to have her seen as soon as possible by a veterinarian. They can examine her, see what might be going on, and advise you as to the best treatment for her.

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Sophie
Domestic shorthair
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My house cat Sophie hadn’t been acting like her usual wild self for a couple of weeks. She was eating good, just relaxed and napped much more than usual. We took her to the vet where they said it might just be her heat cycles. She seemed to be feeling some better so she got spayed and had RCP+FELV and Rabies shots on June 1. She had a pill of Onsior at the vets office and then one the next day at home. Then on the night of June 5, she suddenly started having seizures. She had 3 during the night. We took her to the vet the next morning (June 6). They did blood work and said everything looked good except she was slightly anemic. So they gave her Liqui-tinic. The vet said it is B vitamins that will help build her blood back up. Then that night she only had one seizure. On June 8 she had 8 seizures in 24 hours. We took her back to the vet and they said it could be polyps. They didn’t see any in her throat or ears but said her right ear was pretty inflamed. So they gave her Tresaderm. That afternoon she had 2 seizures, but then went 30 hours with no seizures whatsoever. Then the seizures started back on the night of June 9, when she had 3. Before she was seizure free for 30 hours, we looked around the house really good for anything she might have gotten into. We also thought about anything we had changed recently. She had always had bottled water and I had recently started giving her well water, so I changed that back. I switched her to a grain free diet because I read online that had helped some cats’ seizures. I also had recently changed her litter so I changed it back. These things, coupled with the ear drops, seemed to have made a static difference because she didn’t have a single seizure for 30 hours. Then it started again. We have another cat in the house and he is fine. When she seizes, she jerks uncontrollably, urinates, and slobbers a great deal. Once, she defecated a small piece that was rock hard. We also noticed today that she has numerous small hard what looks like scabs on her stomach where she was shaved for surgery. The first few days, after a seizure, she would get up and walk/play/eat as though nothing was wrong. She’s still eating good, but the last couple of days, she rests and sleeps more. She was a perfect, playful kitten before this suddenly started. We cannot figure out what might be wrong. Please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It can be difficult to determine the cause of seizures and it may just be a neurological issue with no external trigger (apart from possibly sounds, lights etc…); constant monitoring is important to see if there are certain factors (like environmental but not poisoning) which may trigger a seizure. Management options should be to control active seizures but not daily management at this time; follow up with your Veterinarian if they continue but I cannot really add anything without examining her. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Since the seizures appeared after the vaccinations & surgery it looks like that may have been the cause. She shouldn't have been spayed when she was in a weakened condition, & to give her all those shots at the same time overloaded her immune system. Some animals, & people do have adverse reactions to vaccines. Get in touch with a holistic vet.

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phanter
Pusakal
3 Months
Fair condition
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vomitting, lost of appetite, tremor
vomitting, lost of appetite
vomitting,

I have a cat a street Philippine cat, he is so active and playful he chases cockroach, lizards and spiders also he have some picky appetite (rice, sardines since we don't feed t hem cat foods he loves fresh fish) I just wonder what really happens to him why now he is so weak i feel so bad for it.. we are too far from vet we need to go cross town the symptoms now last for 2 days please any advice for home remedies..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The problem is that without knowing what the specific cause is I cannot recommend treat and not everything has an at home treatment; if you have a Veterinarian across town you should visit them as I cannot give you any specific advice without an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kit kat
Calico
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Depression

My cat had Vicks vaporub on the top of her nose and I'm concerned with what my happen her can I please get insight to what I should do as it was a small amount that she got on her nose.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vicks Vaporub contains camphor which may cause a variety of concerning symptoms including skin irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, seizures and may be fatal in some cases when large amounts are ingested or applied to the skin. Any Vaporub should be thoroughly washed off and you should monitor for any symptoms; if there was a large amount or you think that some was consumed you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/camphor/

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Tommyboy
tabby
6 Years
Moderate condition
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How do we treat for feline poisoning when we have no idea what was ingested? Yesterday he was yowling, but we assumed he was bothered by a visiting pet. Today he is listless, very weak and has difficulty walking. We've palpated his body to externally examine him and he gave no indication of pain. He seemed to want to drink, but couldn't do it so we used a syringe to offer him water which he then vomited. He hasn't been eating for the past two days. We are keeping him where we can watch him though I think he wants to hide away. He is suffering and we feel helpless.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly any animal would be thoroughly examined to see if there is another possible cause for the symptoms like an infection, foreign object, trauma or another cause; we would also take a blood test to look for any changes in liver enzymes, kidney function or blood counts since this would give us an indication of possible causes (including possible toxins) but more importantly would guide us on how to offer supportive and symptomatic care. If poisoning is suspected, we would ask you about cleaning products, any baiting stations etc… to get a picture of potential toxins and try to correlate them with the symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rosie
moggie
2 Years
Critical condition
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Has Symptoms

Drooling
Hyper

My 2 year old feline was rushed to vets about a month ago hyperventilating and drooling from mouth. She was placed in oxygen tent and put on drip and bloods taken but nothing inclusive was established as to the cause of it. She recovered well and was home the next day. However I found my poor girl dead three days ago wirh no sign of any physical injury. I'm guessing same thing occurred. Farmer had been spraying weeds a few days prior but the other two cats have been fine. Can you offer any explanation as to what wpukd have caused her sudden death and woukd she have been suffering long or woukd she have passed relatively quickly. Her wee tongue was blue and eyes open wirh the red underlie of her eyes showing a little.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm so sorry that happened to Rosie, that is so sad! Causes in cats of 'sudden death' can include an underlying heart condition, heart worms, or asthma, as well as an allergic reaction. It seems from your description that she did not suffer, and it seems that she probably did pass quickly. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Luna
DOMESTIC
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

I was out of town this weekend and my friend who was taking care of my cat for me left me some welcome home flowers (chrysanthemums.) I don't really see any evidence that my cat chewed on them, but this morning she had a bit of foaming drool so I suspect it is possible. The flowers had been out for 12 hours before I discovered them. How concerned should I be? The foaming is gone, she has been drinking and eating like normal.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ingestion of Chrysanthemums may cause some gastrointestinal symptoms including drooling (including foam), vomiting and diarrhoea; you should keep an eye on Luna for the time being but visit your Veterinarian if any other symptoms present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/cat/condition/mum-plant-poisoning www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/chrysanthemum/ www.petpoisoncontrol.com/portfolio/chrysanthemum/

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Blanco
Himalayan
6 Months
Critical condition
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Has Symptoms

Just ate it

My cat ate some milk chocolate and i searched that it could kill him and there is not vet or any kind of animal care around me right now and for the next week and i don’t know what to do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Below is a calculator to determine the level of toxicity; also you should give activated charcoal every eight to twelve hours since the toxins undergo enterohepatic recirculation; ensure that Blanco is hydrated and check for any cardiac arrhythmias. If there is any veterinary care nearby I would recommend you visit. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.vetcalculators.com/chocolate.html

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Chez
Domesticated cat
1 Year
Serious condition
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Lethargy
Liquid Bowel Movement
Hypothermia

I don't know what's wrong with my cat. He was okay weeks ago although he lost weight. He's thin but he eats fine. Today I found him lethargic and drenched in his own urine lying under the sink outside and unusually cold. So I gave him a quick warm bath. He's so weak he couldn't move and panic 'cause he's not used to baths. My father suspects poisoning so I gave Quantumin which is a food suplement that my dad said could counter poisoning and I also gave him raw egg through a syringe. He urinated again and even excreted liquid stool. Like pure liquid with coffee-like color and viscosity. So I diapered him since he's too weak to get up. He's sleeping now as I wrapped him in layers of fabric to keep him warm. I don't have enough money to take him to a vet. What can I do to diagnose him and treat him? Help. Please.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There is nothing you can do to diagnose him at home and you should really visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost as there are many different possible cause including poisoning (many different types), infections (many different types), trauma among other causes; however you should try to keep Chez hydrated with plain Pedialyte and comfortable, don’t try to give raw egg but offer small chunks of boiled chicken when he gets his strength back a little. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Stella
domestic short hair
7 Years
Mild condition
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My cat got a hold of some Combat Roach Killing Strips and ate a little bit last night (I'm not sure how long ago, maybe 5-10 hours) - she is not showing any serious symptoms so far but I'm a little worried. What should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Stella ate the strips 10 hours ago and isn't showing any signs, it seems that she will be fine. It would be a good idea to monitor her for vomiting, diarrhea or lethargy, but at this point she will probably be fine.

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Skittles
Tabby c
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Hasnt urinated nor pooped

My cat was treated today by her vet with activated charcoal for consuming rat poisoning. She is eating and drinking at this point. How long will it be until she will poop it out? She hasnt pooped all day. She is also on watch to drink more liquids.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It normally takes over 24 hours for anything consumed by mouth to come out the other side, with the administration of activated charcoal and any gastrointestinal upset this time may vary. Apart from the activated charcoal, supportive and symptomatic care should be given depending on the type of rodenticide (anticoagulant vs neurotoxin). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sailor
domestic short hair
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, lethargic, wouldn't eat
Vomiting,
Vomiting
vomiting, lethargic,

I have had one cat that had to be euthanized, probably due to an intentional poisoning. It an excruciating dying process. Prince was so sick he didn’t respond when I called him to eat. I smelled urine, so I re-checked his box: He was huddled pathetically so far back in the corner I didn’t see him at first. He just laid there, unresponsive. When I talked to him, he finally did crawl unsteadily from his spot to lap some water, then he wobbled back to his box. His condition was heart-rending—matted coat; jerky, uncoordinated movements; obviously, he was suffering and either couldn’t control his bladder or was just too sick to leave his box so he went where he lay. It was obviously too late to do anything to save him by the time I found him in that deplorable state.


Fast forward several years. I let my healthy cat Cali out at 5:30 P.M. and she came home about 9:30 P.M., wanting in. She had the following symptoms: She refused to eat; acted lethargic; vomited a white-ish, bubbly liquid; defecated a thick, clearish glob; and urinated small amounts fairly often in her litter box. I was worried she too might have somehow ingested anti-freeze. Since it was Sunday night, I couldn't take her to the vet, so I looked up symptoms online. The articles said there were three stages. She didn't act disoriented or walk drunkenly, shake, or seem excessively thirsty. Still, her sudden onset of symptoms worried me: I couldn't just let her lay there and potentially face the same agonizing death Prince had. Finally, at 12:30 A.M. I called the emergency vet number and left and message.

He called me back early the next morning and made an appointment when the clinic opened at 8 A.M.


My cat ended up not having antifreeze poisoning, thankfully.


I don't want to put her through that again, but I also want to be proactive in case she ever does get into some kind of poison. If she had ingested antifreeze, by the time I called the emergency number and the vet answered and set up an appointment, Cali would have suffered irreparable kidney damage and died.


I have two questions.


The first is what SIGNS I can look for indicating my pet has NOT ingested antifreeze? I could not find anything online. The vet mentioned a healthy pink nose and gum color, her alertness level (she perked up and became more actively engaged with her surrounding once we got into the examination room), and her eyes were bright and clear.


She did, however, have some kind of infection which caused her original symptoms—just one of those ailments cats get. The vet treated her with antibiotics and by the next day she was okay except that after being kept at the vet clinic overnight, she did not having a bowel movement for four days. My second question is why? I thought it might just have been because her system was upset from four different kinds of medicines, a blood test, having an X-ray, and being alone, surrounded by strangers and kept in a cage for a day and a half; or, maybe, she was traumatized from all the above and that's how it manifested itself.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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To answer your questions, there aren't signs of not eating antifreeze. Signs of eating antifreeze are those caused by kidney failure, and include inappetance, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, rough hair coat, and general ill health. Sailor may not have a normal bowel movement for a few days if she was vomiting, having diarrhea, or not eating.

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Rio
mixed
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Just beinga cat

How long does it take for symptoms of up? It has been almost 3 days since I thought my cat got into something and he has had no symptoms, but I can't stop worrying. I just need a piece of mind and I cannot afford a vet visit for that. He is my world and I thank you in advance.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It really depends what Rio may have eaten, some types of poisons present with symptoms within 30 minutes to an hour, others may take a few hours to a few days and some are cumulative so a cat needs to eat multiple times for a poisoning event to occur; also the quantity consumed as an effect too, this mean that a ballpark time frame is a few minutes to a few weeks which isn’t useful. However, if you suspect that Rio has consumed something, you should have him checked over by your Veterinarian regardless of cost and monitor him for any symptoms. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

*symptoms of poisoning to show up

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Misty
moggie
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures
Crying
Panting
Shaking

We used a puppy flea treatment on our cat on Friday morning accidentally. After we noticed she was acting strangely (hiding, crying, shaking) we took her to the vet who kept her overnight. She’s been on a drip but we were told there was no medication afterwards. She came home yesterday and can’t seem to settle. Still having involuntary movements and seems extremely irritated..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Canine flea & tick treatment products are toxic for cats (as you now know), there is little treatment that can be done apart from supportive and symptomatic care whilst the active ingredients are excreted from the body. It may take a few weeks for the symptoms to subside and you should continue to monitor Misty in the meantime; if you have any concerns or you see a worsening of symptoms, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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T.
Cat
7 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Eating

Hello,

My cat ate some bread that has 2% poppy seeds in it. I am a little worried. How long should I observe him? This happened 3 hours ago and he had some of his food afterwards, played around the house etc. He is 6 kg, not overweight, just a big boy.

Thank you,

Petya

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A few poppy seeds shouldn’t cause much of an alarm in cats, it is different if T had gotten into a packet of poppy seeds for baking etc… I would keep an eye on him for the time being and monitor for any symptoms on this page, if you have concerns visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/condition/poppy-poisoning

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Sleepy
Persian
10 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting foamy yellowish liquid

Dear sir, My cat is very very sick. He is shivering and vomiting yellowish foamy liquid very often. Also has loose stools with a bit of blood.I Lost his appitite and is meowing in a different sound. I think he's in pain. He's 10 months old. Please help!Its been 2 days. My other cat had a similar condition and she died. I could not take her to vet cuz my parents are busy and the hospital is far. Please could you temme what to give her? Thankyou

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Sleepy I cannot say what the underlying cause of the symptoms are (poisoning, infection, parasites or other) and without knowing specifically what the underlying cause is I cannot recommend any treatment apart from supportive care (fluids etc…). If one cat has already died, this should be treated as an emergency and you should visit a Veterinarian by any means necessary (bus, taxi etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Casper
moggie
4 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Off food

I found my cat had died in the garden yesterday, suddenly and unexpected. The day before he refused his treats which was strange but otherwise he seemed fine in himself, at that point. He was an outdoor cat and spent a lot of time roaming so I can’t say that I saw any evidence of poisoning symptoms. I’m just so confused how a happy nearly 5 year old cat could die. I inspected his body. There was no evidence of injury, no bleeding.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry for your loss of Casper, that is very sad. There are a number of things that may have caused that to happen, and being outside there are so many things that can happen to cats that it can be difficult to say. He may have had an internal trauma, a toxicity, a heart condition, or another issue that didn't seem apparent. I am sorry for your loss.

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Melvin
Unsure
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic weak
Lethargic

On Dec 17th my cat ate some tomcat brand rat poison. Now, for the past two days he's been very lethargic, and seems like his legs are weak at times. Could he still pass away from the poison or will this most likely wear off and him be ok.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for yoru question. Rat poison is very toxic to animals. melvin should see your veterinarain immediately for treatment. i hope that he is okay.

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Mufasa
tabby
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Shaky paws and tail, ear flicks

Accidently treated my cat with dog flea treatment. He shows slight shaking in paws. Started Saturday, it hasn't gotten worse, he still eats and goes to bathroom and sleeps with occasional Shakes. His pupils are not dilated and hasn't vomited or had diarrhea. Will the Shakes stop eventually?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As you will know dog flea & tick medications are toxic to cats due to a difference in physiology between the two species; you should take Mufasa to your Veterinarian for an examination and to determine whether supportive and symptomatic care is required, take any packaging with you. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Seamus
Maine Coon
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

My cat ingested a small amount of eucalyptus leaf, I discovered after he threw up a hair ball. I am hoping the bit that was in his throw up was all he ingested but I’m not sure. He seems totally fine now but I’m still concerned.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ingestion of small amounts of eucalyptus may result in mild gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, but ingestion of larger amounts may cause more severe symptoms like lethargy, diarrhoea, drooling among others. If Seamus start to show any concerning symptoms, you should visit your Veterinarian or Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Piper
dsh
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Recovery time
Litter box issues
Poisoned
vision issues

2 weeks ago we found our cat in our neighbour’s garden clearly in distress. We rushed her to the vet where they diagnosed her as having ingested some type of poison. They kept her for the day, administered iv fluids, charcoal and some medication for pain and muscle spasms. I brought her home that night to nurse her back to health. After a week of force feeding and appetite stimulants she is back to eating and drinking on her own. She does seem to have residual vision issues, is not 100% steady on her feed and isn’t jumping up or down on furniture. She’s also hissing at our other cat, whom she previously loved, and is not using the litter box but rather every rug in our home.

It’s been just over 2 weeks since that incident and I’m wondering if she still has a ways to go in her recovery or if we can expect this to be our new normal? I just can’t have her using the entire house as her litter box but the rest of her symptoms we can deal with.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The problem is that if Piper was poisoned by something, we don’t know what she was poisoned with so we cannot look up the poison, plant or other substance to look at after effects and long term effects; this would be one of those ‘wait and see’ situations as we are in the dark as to what (if anything) was ingested. I am unable to give you any assurance on what to expect or if there will be any improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
Ring tail
9 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Emaciating, loss
Lethargy
Loss of Appetite

Hi, I just came home from a weekend away to find my 9 yo kitty dead. I had noticed in the last couple of weeks he was losing weight, and observed him several times wheezing and having a weak gait at times. I knew I needed to take him to the vet but against my better judgement my husband talked me out of it several times. My cat had been vomiting and then he just stopped eating the day we had to leave. I even put cat nip down for him and he didn't even look at it. I knew there was something wrong and had the feeling I wouldn't see him alive again. Heartbreakingly, I was right. A few weeks ago we had an incident with a neighbor who was actively looking for my cat in our yard and around my house. It was right after this incident that my cat started exhibiting these behaviors. It's too much of a coincidence and I feel like he could have been poisoned. Can poison act like renal failure in a cat? And I am wanting to get a necropsy on him to find out exactly what the reason was that he died. I'm totally heartbroken and am blaming myself for his death.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different and readily available everyday items which may cause kidney failure in cats; throwing down a few lilies or some human non-steroidal anti inflammatories are the two main causes of poisoning related kidney failure I can think of. However, without examining Tiger or performing a necropsy I cannot say what the possible cause of death was or if there were any signs of foul play. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Beast
mixed
1 Year
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Weakness. Foaming

Recently our cats have had fleas and my mom ended up spraying a dog flea repellent for bedding and on a dogs fur onto our cats and 24 hours later they are experiencing symptoms like weakness and foaming near the mouth. We have a scheduled appointment today but is it enough time to help and get the poison or toxins out

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Dog flea repellent can be quite toxic to cats, and most of them are clearly marked to not use on cats. It would be best if you can take your cats in now to see what might be able to be done to help them.

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Tom
dsh
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Weakness
high temperature
Not eat
Foaming At The Mouth
Vomiting

Medication Used

Beazym
Bropure

Last few day, my cat name Tom was just ok. He ate his meal and play around as usual. But in the morning, he start refuse to eat. He looks gloomy and keeps on drooling with stink smell. I suspect him to ate pesticide. So i gave him activated charcoal. After 15minutes he start vomit. I brought him to nearest vet. The vet said that my cat was poisoned but he still in mild condition. The vet just give me Bropure and Beazyme precription. I thought everythings gonna be fine. A day later, Tom look worst. He kept lock himself in cool and watery place like bathroom. Everytime i fed him with water, he will refuse and had bubble saliva. Now he still lock up himself in bathroom and seems worst. What should i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Tom is still presenting with these symptoms and he is not eating or drinking you should return to your Veterinarian for care; fluid therapy may be required to keep hydration (dehydration can cause the saliva to form bubbles or foam due to increased viscosity of saliva) but without knowing specifically the cause of the poisoning we are limited to supportive and symptomatic care. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ink
Domestic shorthair
3 Months
Fair condition
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Unsteady gait
Lethargic

A week ago my kitten ate a couple of chunks of raw potato. I didn’t think much of it at the time as I didn’t know about solanine. She didn’t seem to exhibit any symptoms until last night, when she seemed lethargic and stumbled a bit upon getting up. Has it been too long for these symptoms to be due to the potato? Am I just being paranoid?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Raw potatoes contain solanine which can cause poisoning when consumed in a large enough quantity; however I don’t think that is related due to the time frame between consumption and symptoms. There are many causes for these symptoms, so I would keep an eye on Ink and visit your Veterinarian if any other symptoms present or there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chase
tabby
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Cat ate 200mg liquid Advil capsule. He wasnt taken to vet until the third day. He spent the first day vomiting and the next two days he did not eat, and was lethargic - no blood. Based on the cats symptoms and the length of time the ibuprofen was in the cats system, what is the cats prognosis?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Advil (ibuprofen) is toxic to cats and cats are twice as sensitive to ibuprofen than dogs; without examining Chase and looking at blood biochemistry data I cannot say what the prognosis is but a delay in starting treatment is not favourable. Your Veterinarian would be able to tell you more. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/ibuprofen/ http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/toxciology-brief-ibuprofen-toxicosis-dogs-cats-and-ferrets?id=&sk=&date=&pageID=2

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Zoe
DOMESTIC
1 Year
Critical condition
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Critical condition

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Lethargy

New Year's Eve morning at 8:15 a.m. our healthy 1 1/2 yr old cat, Zoe gobbled our senior dog's prescription dose (1/2 pill of 25 mg) Proin. We watched her behavior and she seemed ok until the next day - lethargy, not eating or drinking; ran her to the emergency vet and she was treated with iv fluids and a charcoal treatment. We took her home and the next day she seemed ok but not eating and barely drinking. The next morning her breathing was shallow and she wasn't moving around. We took her to our home vet and a radiograph showed fluid filling her lungs. She was given a shot of steroid and antibiotics. 24 hrs later she is still labored in breathing and trying to drink but her head just rests on the bowl edge. Took her back to home vet and hoping for the best. Is there any information you can share that could help us
understand what the prescription has done to her body? We are responsible about storing medicines away from the pets and this has us absolutely gut wrenched.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I am sorry for what is happening to Zoe, that is heartbreaking. Proin, or Phenylpropanalamine, is a drug that can cause an increase in blood pressure, and then a reflexive dramatic drop in blood pressure if an overdosage occurs. That drop in blood pressure can lead to kidney and liver failure, and fluid buildup as a reaction to that failure. I wish Zoe the best, and hope that she recovers.

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Fancy
Russian Blue
2 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Breathing
Drooling
Swelling
Foaming At The Mouth
Lethargy
Labored breathing

On Christmas Eve, my cat made a very strange sound. I checked on her and it seemed like she had coughed. It scared me but I thought she had just had a hair all issue or something. Christmas comes and my cat is experiencing labored breathing, she is drooling which turns foamy, she is very lethargic, and her right side is now swollen. Like a very squishy swollen. I tried to give her a small dose of antibiotics, immediately came back up. Same with Benadryl AND electrolyte fluid. Right as my ride showed up to take her to an emergency vet, she died and there was blood in her mouth. I am completely torn apart and devastated. Can someone PLEASE help me and give me some kind of clue as to WHAT HAPPENED to my baby? Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is distressing losing a loved one, especially during the holidays; but unfortunately the symptoms you have described are not specific to any particular condition and may be attributable to poisoning, allergies (reaction to a bite or sting), infection, heart disease among other causes. If you are looking for a specific cause of death, I would recommend getting a necropsy done to give you the answers you are looking for. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gizmo
Bombay
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting and seizures

My cat has gotten into so. E flowers that had mold on them. He has had mild seizures and today he threw up. During his seizure his mouth is drooling but he does not lose consciousness nor does he urinate or defecate. His eating and drinking have not been affected. What could I possibly do to flush his system out? He has been very attention seeking but has not had more than one seizure in a 24 hour period.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Gizmo is continuing to have seizures, he may need veterinary care. Molds can be quite toxic to the liver, and they may want to check some blood work. If he is getting back to normal, you may be okay to monitor him, but it would be a good idea to have some lab work run, regardless.

I have a White Persian cat, she’s five years old, my young sibling wanted to brush her teeth with the euthymol toothpaste, I caught him while doing it, but luckily I was their and stopped him but a little toothpaste was brushed into her mouth, he foamed for a while and became a bit lethargic, but after a day, she began to improve, while the effects pass away soon???

Regards. Yohanna Schmuck.

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Kitty
short hair
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Lethargy

Yesterday an exterminator came. He sprayed roach poison in my room and put rat feed in the cieling. He told me my pets would be fine because its not poisom for cats its for roaches. Im beginning to realize he was full of it and feel terriy guilty. Kitty is somewhat lethargic, kinda week and was drooling earlier but stopped. Shes still eating and drinking water. I gave hee activated charcoal mixed in with pedialyte and some milk. I didnt notice until a couple hours later. We dont have money for the vet at the moment. She seems okay right now. She never eats weird things so i think maybe she licked it off hee foot i smelled hee paws and one had a chemically smell.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some insecticides are only toxic for insects as their physiology is different to that of mammals, however without knowing the specific insecticide used I cannot give you any toxicological data; you should call the Exterminator to ask the chemicals used so that you may check online their toxicity to pets. Once you know the type of insecticide used, you may contact the Pet Poison Helpline for specific data. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com

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M<ocos
tabby
2 1/2
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My cat got a hold of thieves oil. And he has been drooling. My five year old set the oil bottle in the water and he drank the water. I'm very concerned please help. He is very small, for a 2 1/2 year old and I don't know if he will be able to digest it. I'm very worried, but it takes three hours to get to the nearest clinic. I don't know if I should leave, or if I should just try and get him to vomit. I also would like to know why he was running around the house after he drank the poisoned water.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Thieves oil is a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils which when neat will generally float on the top of water and would have been the only thing that he drank which would have caused severe oral burning which is resulting in him drooling and running around. You should rinse out his mouth thoroughly but you should visit your Veterinarian or nearest Veterinarian for assistance; if you live out in the country you could call the Pet Poison Helpline for assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.petpoisonhelpline.com

My cat might be eating a neighbor's grass with weed killer in it. She has unsteady gait and dizziness, and can't get her in a car to the vet. What should we do?

Also he has a puffy eye.

He won't stop sleeping either. And he is constantly swallowing his drool.

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Molly
DOMESTIC
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

sleeping
Vomiting
excess licking
Hair Loss

Hello! I recently had to move out if my apartment due to toxic mold and my cat really loved it there because I had a huge window for her to look out of from the sofa where Iced the birds are squirrels. It kept her very entertained and happy. We're currently staying at my sister's house and she doesn't have that and I noticed he getting depressed so I started allowing her to go in to backyard for a few minutes a day.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my brother-in-law had fertilized the lawn and my cat seems to be losing a lot of hair and scratching a lot. She also eats the grass. Do you think she's getting fertilizer on her paws? I know its harmful fertilizer because I went into the garage and looked at the bag. She was throwing up daily right when he first out it down which was how i found out. I m ade her stay inside for a week but is it still there weeks later and still hurting her? Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Normally most fertilisers are safe for pets after a few hours or after the first rain, you need to read the specific product information for the instructions; if you have other concerns you should call the manufacturer’s customer care line. If Molly is still having issues after a few weeks, you should visit your Veterinarian as well to be on the safe side (make a note of the fertiliser) to see if that is the cause or if there is another cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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stuart
domestic short hair
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

my cat brought home an animal trap with a dead bird in it.I think he may have ingested some of the poison. will charcoal help?
he acted funny a few weeks ago for about 2 days. wouldn't eat or drink.just slept.I think he got into the same stuff.A neighbor seems to be putting out poison. I think for the squirels that seem to be disapearing.

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Lucky
domestic short hair
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Lethargic

My cat ate spoiled beans from the trash can and now he has been lethargic and laying in just one place. The night he ate the spoiled beans I woke up to vomit on the floor, he has not ate or drank water. This happened two nights ago? Will giving him water flush it out? Thanks in advance.

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Zoe
Siamese
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Flickering paws, sometimes drooling

I have a very difficult cat who hates getting anything done to her in regards to flea treatment. We cannot bathe her. We can't give her pills. We sprayed her with the Feline Advantage brand spray and since applying it to her, she's been flicking her paws and ears a lot. She must be licking her fur. Her drooling symptoms aren't constant. She does it every once in a while. She's hasn't lost her appetite which is good. What can I do to treat this? Is it too late for my cat? We can't afford a vet.

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Kittycat
Unknown
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Walking drunk

I put Adams flea spray on my cat before work. When I got home from work she could barely walk. I washed her off real good with dawn dish soap. Today, she is walking a little better and I did get her to eat and drink something. I can’t afford to take her to the vet, is there anything I can do at home besides keeping her hydrated?

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