Cats Poisoning

The cat is generally more suspicious than the dog. Sometimes it happens that out of curiosity or even gluttony, the cat can be the victim of poisoning. My cat poisoned, how to react?

The risks of poisoning and poisoning that are waiting for your cat are everywhere. Let him be an indoor cat, and never put the end of the truffle outside, or have access to the outside to walk.

Hazards and risks are everywhere
  • My cat poisoned inside
Inside the house or apartment, the temptations are great:
  • Toxic food or leftover human food that contains it (raw or cooked onion and with less garlic and shallot) ...
  • Leek, avocado, grape, chocolate (mainly black),
  • Medications (such as paracetamol),
  • Common cleaning products (detergents, detergents ...),
  • Essential oils (either as a diffuser or in potpourri), t
  • Tobacco,
  • Product contained in electronic cigarette refills ...
Not to mention some cosmetics placed in the bathroom.
  • My cat poisoned outside
Outside, the dangers are numerous and the temptations are also very varied. Some because of the sweetness or palatability they may present. This is the case of anti-slugs, products used to fight pests (rats, mice), barbecue lighter, antifreeze for car ...
Some plants that can sometimes be found inside are also a danger: bulbs, lilies, lilies of the valley, oleander ... Other times, these are bad encounters between your cat and an insect or a congener Which can be the cause of poisoning or poisoning: toads, processional caterpillars.

My cat poisoned, what to do?

First, do not use grandmother's remedies.

Take the case of a cat that has been caught on the fact - which is not always obvious - do not wait to consult the veterinarian.
Do not try to make him vomit or to make him drink water or milk. This could, in effect, worsen your companion's condition and health.

On the other hand, if the cat has been in direct contact with a toad or processional caterpillars, one can attempt to rinse the oral cavity immediately. However, pay attention to your cat's reactions in this case!

Call the veterinarian and consult immediately

In the first place, the best thing is to call his veterinarian to explain the case and warn of your arrival. As a result, the chat will be taken care of as soon as possible.

To help the practitioner in his diagnosis, you can bring him the packaging of the ingested product, the piece of the plant with which he has been in contact. Provide him with details of what you have seen, and what happened when the poisoning took place.

In the absence of your treating veterinarian, do not hesitate to contact a veterinary emergency service. Having the necessary contacts always prevents panic.
While you are in your area or are planning to travel with your pet, please note the telephone number of the nearest veterinary clinic in case of emergency.

Poisoning: various and "progressive" symptoms

In the first place, the symptoms of poisoning are not obvious to recognize. They may take a while to appear. They generally result in:
  • vomitings,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Cough,
  • Respiratory problems,
  • An edema,
  • Convulsions,
  • Nervous disorders,
  • Or a coma ...
It is undeniable that the symptoms may not occur at the same time.
Also, if you notice a change in the behavior of your cat, (difficulties to go to its litter, lack of appetite, etc.) do not wait to consult. Your cat may be the victim of poisoning that you have not witnessed.

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