PERMETHRIN TOXICITY IN CATS
 
Description    The insecticide Permethrin can be toxic to cats, often following treatment by owners. Signs develop within hours or days and usually resolve in 2-3 days, but can be fatal.
 
Species   Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal behavior, aggression, changing habits, Abnormal pupillary response to light, Anorexia, Ataxia, Blindness, Constant or increased vocalization, Diarrhea, Disoriented, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Excitement, Fever, Hyperesthesia, Hypothermia, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Mydriasis, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Robben JH. Lipid Therapy for Intoxications. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 2017;47:435 [Web Reference]
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