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How long ago did Spunkerz eat this medication?How much does he weigh?
How long ago did Spunkerz eat this medication?
The good news is that this medication has a very high tolerance rate in cats. Cats, in general, for heartworm prevention receive 4x as much medication as dogs do.The main concern we would have here is the ivermectin. Pyrantel, the other active ingredient in this medication, doesn't usually cause major symptoms but we could expect to see vomiting and diarrhea over the next few days.Ivermectin acute toxicity info states that adult cats receiving at least 750 mcg/kg at one time show no effects of illness. For this, your cat would need to consume almost 3500mcg of the medication or, roughly, 12.5 tablets as the concentration of ivermectin in these tablets comes to 272mcg of ivermectin. With this, Spunkerz has only had half of a dosage that we already know to be safe for cats. Do keep an eye out for any signs of drunken walking, dilated eyes, acute onset blindness, seizures, tremors and vomiting/diarrhea. If any of them arise, please have your companion examined promptly by a vet open at that time.
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I think it's very likely that he's suffering from a profound GI upset and I would certainly consider a physical exam by a vet with the behavior.
Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing?