CLEANING AGENT, SOAP, DETERGENT, BLEACH, DISINFECTANT, TOXICITY IN DOGS AND CATS
 
Description    Pets might ingest or be fed soaps, detergents, or bleaches. Potpourri oil contains detergents.
 
Species   Canine, Feline
 
Signs   Abnormal lung or pleural sounds, Abnormal upper airway breathing sounds, Anorexia, Ataxia, Colic, Congestion oral mucous membranes, Constant or increased vocalization, Coughing, Dehydration, Diarrhea, Dullness, Dysmetria, Dyspnea, Excessive salivation, Fever, Gagging, retching, Generalized weakness, Hematemesis, Inability to stand, Increased respiratory rate, Laryngeal, tracheal, pharyngeal swelling, Oral mucosal ulcers, vesicles, Pain on external abdominal pressure, Prolonged capillary refill time, Seizures or syncope, Tachycardia, Tongue ulcers, vesicles, Trembling, Tremor, Vomiting or regurgitation
 
References   Bates N. Benzalkonium chloride exposure in cats: a retrospective analysis of 245 cases reported to the Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS). Vet Rec 2015;176:229 [Web Reference]
Malik R. Benzalkonium chloride intoxication in cats. Vet Rec 2015;176:226 [Web Reference]
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