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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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What do u do if u think your cat could of possibly eat an

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What do u do if u think your cat could of possibly eat an advil but has been fine for 3 days except for occasional vomiting
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Stephanie, ibuprofen can cause gastrointestinal ulceration at 50 mg/lb. A 10 lb cat who ingests 200 mg of ibuprofen in Advil is ingesting just 20 mg/lb which might cause the minor gastrointestinal distress you mentioned in the form of vomiting. The vomiting should abate very soon if it were due to ibuprofen ingestion. If not, his vet should take a look at him. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok thanks he has been acting fine other wise so how many days should i wait to take him to vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Because he's otherswise well, let's give him another 72 hours to stop vomiting. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Thank u very much have a great weekend
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He was great
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your kind words.