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Acetominophen (Tylenol) Poisoning in Cats

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Treatment

 

If your cat requires treatment, it will typically need to be given supplemental oxygen, intravenous fluids, and/or drugs given intravenously, including vitamin C, cimetidine, and N-acetylcysteine. The amino acid cystiene may also be used and is one of the most effective ingredients in this treatment regiment, necessary for repairing any potential liver damage. Cystiene can also work to reduce the overall level of toxicity in the body. Treatment in a timely fashion is essential to give your cat the best chance of recovery and survival.

 

Prevention

 

While a veterinarian may recommend small doses of over-the-counter medication for animals, the weight of the animal, with regards to the dosage, is always taken into consideration. Cat owners should never self-diagnose and treat their pets with human medication, and should take precautions to keep household medications out of their cat's reach to avoid a potentially harmful or fatal reaction.

 

 

 

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