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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am very sorry to hear about your kitty!
The tough thing in his situation is we can't really know the amount of nicotine he has ingested. Symptoms of toxicity usually appear within 60 minutes with this drug. It is possible he was drooling due to the flavor or small amount of nicotine, but I would recommend monitoring him very closely for the next hour or two to be safe. Signs of toxicity would include things such as vomiting, diarrhea, agitation, elevations in heart rate and respiration rate, depression, tremors, ataxia (wobbly drunken walking), weakness, seizures, cyanosis (pale or blue gums), and coma.
If you notice any of these signs developing, I would get him to your vet right away for supportive care. You can try to monitor his respiratory rate and heart rate at home. You can often feel the pulse through the femoral artery if you feel on a pets inner thigh. Alternatively, you can sometimes feel the heart beating if you place your hand on the side of the chest, behind the point of their elbow. A normal cat heart rate is usually about 140 -to 220 beats per minute. The respiratory rate (breaths per minute) is usually 20 to 30 per minute. Here is an article with information on monitoring vital signs: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/cat-care/article/check-your-cats-vital-signs-at-home.
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