Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.
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Did your vet run any blood work or put him on any medication?
How is his appetite?
Thanks. I just want to make sure we are on the same page because I wasn't clear from your last post. Your vet did put him on an antibiotic? If so, what was the name of it? Also, specifically what Sentry product did you put on the cat and the dog? There are different products with different ingredients.
Thanks for the information. That Sentry Pro XFT does have ingredients that are toxic to cats. It has Cyphenothrin which is a pyrethroid. While fairly safe for dogs, those products can be very toxic to cats. It causes neurologic problems. If Teddy licks your dog often, that is a a very easy way to be exposed to this toxin. That would be my primary concern. This type of toxicity in cats can be very serious and usually requires hospitalization and veterinary care. I cannot rule out that there isn't any other type of internal organ problem, such as liver, kidney, pancreas or even an infection in the blood stream (parasitic or bacterial); but pyrethroid toxicity would be my primary concern. If he is still showing tremors, lack of coordination, stiffness, lack of balance or vomiting/anorexia; I wouldn't hesitate to get him seen by a vet ASAP. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Well, you can check around your area. In general, emergency veterinary clinics are going to be more pricey, but that can vary greatly, depending on where you live as well. I would do an online search for emergency veterinary clinics in your area and cal any that may be close to you to see what their office visit charge is at least.