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Just researching the issue on one of my cats ingesting 3/4

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Customer: Hello. Just researching the issue on one of my cats ingesting 3/4 of a Sentinel for dogs. My name is ***** *****
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Customer: I have to cut the tabs up for my dog and he still likes the coating and doesn't eat the pill so I was going to give it to him in pill pockets. I left the remain 3/4s of the pill in his bowl and the cat ate it. I can't find them anywhere.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Sentinel contains milbemycin and lufenuron. The dose of milbemycin is minuscule when used as a heartworm preventative and is a non-issue in your cat; in fact, it can be used as a heartworm preventative in cats. Lufenuron is a chitin synthesis inhibitor also prescribed to cats. Adverse effects reported in cats after oral lufenuron include vomiting, lethary/depression, pruritis/urticaria (itchiness/"hives"), diarrea, dyspnea (difficult breathing), anorexia, and reddened skin. The manufacturer reports that the adverse reaction rate is than 5 animals in one million doses, however. I suspect that your cat is going to remain unaffected.

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