Pyrethrin is Poisonous to Cats
We at The Camden Hospital for Animals would like to remind everyone to please be careful when applying flea/tick products to your cats. We have seen two cats this week alone who have suffered Pyrethrin poisoning from using OTC flea/tick products. If you are not purchasing your products directly from your veterinarian, be sure to read the labels and make sure the product is safe for use on cats. DO NOT use dog products on cats! After you have given your cat any flea and tick treatment, either pill, spot on or otherwise, watch the cat for a time after to monitor for any adverse effects, such as drooling, stumbling, loss of coordination, seizures, etc. If any unusual signs appear, or if your cat behaves in any way out of the ordinary, wash the cat off with a light soap (DAWN dish soap works great) and rinse the coat thoroughly with water. Follow this immediately with a visit to your veterinarian for a check-up and treatment if needed. We encourage everyone to purchase products that are approved by their pets' veterinarian.
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