HEXACHLOROPHENE TOXICITY
 
Description    Puppies and kittens exposed to high levels of skin contamination with hexachlorophene can develop tremor and excitement. This drug is in some soaps.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Ataxia, Decreased amount of stools, absent feces, constipation, Dehydration, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excitement, Generalized weakness, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Lee JA. Emergency Management and Treatment of the Poisoned Small Animal Patient. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2013;43:757 [Web Reference]
Poppenga RH. Hexachlorophene toxicosis in a litter of doberman pinschers. J Vet Diagn Invest 1990;2:129
Thompson JP. Neurotoxicosis associated with the use of hexachlorophene in a cat. JAVMA 1987;190:1311
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