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Cat possibly overdosed on activyl, besides washing area, what

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Cat possibly overdosed on activyl, besides washing area, what do I do? What can I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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Please see here: http://parasitipedia.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2718&Itemid=2984
It's unlikely that you'll need to do anything more than you've done. In the safety summary above, you'll find that "Dogs and cats treated 8 times at up to 5x the recommended dose at 4-weeks intervals showed no toxic symptoms."
and here:
"There is no antidote for indoxacarb poisoning.
Treatment consists in preventing further exposure together with supportive and symptomatic measures.
To reduce exposure after spot-on treatment wash affected animals thoroughly with abundant lukewarm water and soap to remove the chemicals from the animal's hair coat."
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok how long before I know they're ok? Time wise- a day a hour?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Toxicity symptoms mentioned for cats included transient salivation (drooling), licking of the face and shaking of the head but no time frame was listed. Toxicity studies were performed only on rats, rabbits, and dogs and once again no time frame was noted. (http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/EPAR_-_Scientific_Discussion/veterinary/000163/WC500102509.pdf)
It's reasonable to assume, however, that because this product begins to work within hours, any adverse effects would be seen within hours.

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