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I have 2 immune system compromised cats, effects of

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I have 2 immune system compromised cats, effects of panleukepenia when they were kittens. One is prone to seizures, and the other to urinary blockages (stones). I am wondering if its safe to use the termite treatment "altriset' which has active ingredient Chlorantraniliprole around my house? My one cat is prone to digging.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

There are no toxicology studies involving chlroantraniliprole in cats but 52- and 90-day feeding trials in dogs at egregious doses far in excess of what a cat could ingest revealed no adverse effects. I would be more comfortable knowing that the termite control involved non toxic freezing, heating, or borates - all of which should be discussed with a professional fumigator. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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