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She ate a 40mg Celexa tab, Pumpkin, not quite 6 months,

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She ate a 40mg Celexa tab
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Pumpkin, not quite 6 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pumpkin?
Customer: Nothing I can think of right now
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Should I induce vomiting?
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 2 months ago.

The best recommendation I can make at this time would be to induce vomiting, unfortunately cats do not respond well to hydrogen peroxide or apomorphine (medication given to make animals vomit) so the best and most reliable way of inducing vomiting in a cat is to give a medication called dexmeditomidine. this produces vomiting in about 2/3 of cats. the other reason to take her in to an emergency vet would be so they can give activated charcoal to absorb anything that she does not vomit up or in case she does not vomit. She will also likely benefit from IV fluids and medication to treat tremors, low or high heart rate or seizures if she has any of these side effects.

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