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Kittens ate combat gel roach poison

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Kittens ate combat gel roach poison
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The active ingredient in that product is fipronil. Fipronil is considered a safe insecticide with a wide safety margin. While there are no studies concerning ingestion of the gel in cats, cats who ingested an egregious amount of the fipronil in fipronil-containing topical spot-ons such as Frontline showed no adverse reactions beyond drooling and occasional vomiting. Thus, I don't recommend that you induce emesis or treat the kittens in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Brooke,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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