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accidently gave cat double dose of flea medicine what might

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accidently gave cat double dose of flea medicine what might happen
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 6 years ago.



Thanks for using, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.


What is the name of the flea medicine?

When where the 1st and 2nd dose applied?


Dr. Dan

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
advantage and its done in a syringe .. so double dose was pulled instead of one dose. both doses given at same time
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for the information.


Usually nothing will happen. When the drug was released it was tested by putting up to 5x the dose on cats and none of them had any problems. If your cat licks the drug it can cause significant drooling but nothing else. If your cat has an allergic reaction then it will begin staggering and will have tremors. This is an emergency and a vet is needed immediately. However this is rare and likely nothing will happen to your cat except you wasted a little of the drug.


I hope this helps, best wishes.

Dr. Dan