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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Doctor, my female cat got ahold of my terrazozin capsule

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Hi doctor, my female cat got ahold of my terrazozin capsule and consumed about 2 MG's.What is the effect. Thank you. ***** ***** S
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Customer: I just want to know what the effects would be
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Unfortunately, there are no single-dose toxicity studies of terazosin in cats. We do know, however, that when given intravenously to dogs we could induce hypotension which arises because the drug dilates peripheral blood vessels. It appears to be a very safe drug because it took an egregious amount to kill laboratory rats and chronic daily dosing to dogs at doses much higher than given to humans didn't cause dangerous adverse effects. It's likely that you won't see any adverse effects at all in your cat but should hypotension arise I would expect your seeing weakness, lethargy, somnolence (sleepiness), and perhaps ataxia ("drunken sailor"). A veterinary ER, then, could assess her blood pressure and determine if treatment would be necessary.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Even if she's a cat your answer makes me feel better. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 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.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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