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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I'm visiting my daughter and her cat just ate my low dose

Customer Question

I'm visiting my daughter and her cat just ate my low dose coated aspirin? Do I get hydrogen peroxide and make her throw up? She may weigh about 6 lbs max.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Cuckoo, just one year. It was 81mg.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cuckoo?
Customer: I really can't weigh her, but I guess she's maybe a little bigger. Other than that she's very healthy. Don't want to make her eat more if she should throw up. Just happened a half hr ago.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

I might dose a cat at 10 mg/lb of aspirin or 60 mg for Cuckoo. 81 mg is a smidge high but will be well-tolerated. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

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