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Ibuprofen Poisoning in Cats

by Twila on February 2, 2016

If you ever thought about giving Mr. Whiskers or Fido Advil or any pain reliever that has Ibuprofen in it, STOP! Ibuprofen is highly poisonous.

What is Ibuprofen??

Is an anti-inflammatory that reduces fever and pain. Ibuprofen can be found in over the counter meds such as Advil, Motrin, and Midol. However very small dosage under your vet’s supervision is ok, but it’s risky finding the right amount that won’t harm your pet.

Symptoms

In the event you think your pet  got into to your medicine cabinet, be on the look out for the following:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in feces or vomit
  • Weight loss
  • Not eating as usual
  • Ulcers
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Decreased urination
  • Barely urinating
  • Kidney issues
  • Seizures
  • Lack of coordination
  • Coma
  • Death

Causes

When cats and dogs digest these meds, it damages their gastrointestinal tract  thus causing the above symptoms

Treatment

Contact your vet ASAP, so he or she can pump your fur baby’s tummy. If your pet’s kidneys have been damaged, fluid therapy and blood transfusion will need to be done.

 

 

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