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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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My cat licked less the 1ml of children's Tylenol he is a

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My cat licked less the 1ml of children's Tylenol he is a year old and weighs 13 pounds should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Please clarify the concentration of acetaminophen in the children's Tylenol. It should be 160 mg/5 mL, 100 mg/mL or 120 mg/2.5 mL.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
160mg/5ml
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Meeko ingested ~32 mg of acetaminophen. Cats have increasing methemoglobin levels with doses greater than 30 mg/kg. 13 lbs = 5.9 kg 5.9 kg x 30 mg/kg = 177 mg of acetaminophen and so he ingested far less than what would be necessary to cause methemoglobinemia - a type of oxidative injury to the red blood cells. No treatment is necessary.

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