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My cat ingested bug spray to kill ants in the house. Help

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My cat ingested bug spray to kill ants in the house. Help what do I do? He has been throwing up but now he is just laying around
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 8 years ago.
What is the bug spray and active ingrediet on the bug spray?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Bug spray name: Spectracide active: Lambda cyalothrin
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 8 years ago.
Hi there,

From what I have read, this is a relatively newer insecticide with a lower order of toxicity in nontarget mammalian species such as the cat and dog.

Cats can convulse at high doses but probably not enough in one ant trap to cause major problems.

 

With that said, we need to treat the patient, not treat what a paper says -

 

If the vomiting persists or worsens, I would contact your veterinarian or the local ER depending on the degree of illness.

 

Please let me know if you have other questions!
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