NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG, NSAIDS, TOXICITY IN CATS AND DOGS
 
Description    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, antipyretic drugs can be toxic. Gastrointestinal, renal, and/or hepatotoxicity are most common.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Anorexia, Ascites, Ataxia, Bloody stools, feces, hematochezia, Brown color, mucous membranes, Chemosis, Cold skin, Colic, Coma, Cyanosis, Dark color stools, feces, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Decreased, absent thirst, hypodipsia, adipsia, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Excitement, Generalized weakness, Head, face, ears, jaw, nose, nasal, swelling, Hematemesis, Hematuria, Hemoglobinuria or myoglobinuria, Hyperesthesia, Hypothermia, Icterus, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Melena or occult blood in feces, stools, Neck swelling, Oliguria or anuria, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Pale, Paraparesis, Polydipsia, Polyuria, Prolonged capillary refill time, Proteinuria, Red or brown urine, Seizures or syncope, Skin edema, Tachycardia, Tetraparesis, Trembling, Tremor, Underweight, poor condition, thin, emaciated, unthriftiness, ill thrift, Vomiting or regurgitation, Weight loss
 
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