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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My 12 weekold kitten is seizing, or that's what it looks

Customer Question

my 12 weekold kitten is seizing, or that's what it looks like, how do I induce vomiting
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the kitten eat anything unusual?
Customer: we,re not sure, we didn,t see him eat anything but thought maybe he got some decon a neighbor might have used. hes lying in my arm convosling and is burning up. I have him lying on a wet towel
JA: What is the kitten's name?
Customer: gismo
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Gismo?
Customer: hasn't had any shots yet we just got him 2 weeks ago, my brother just said he put flea medicine he got at the dollar store, said it was for cats and he only used 2 drops he thinks its hartz brand
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Gismo, please?

You must never induce emesis in a seizuring patient due to the risk of aspiration pneumonia.

d-CON causes uncontrollable bleeding 1-4 days after ingestion. This is seen in cats that ingest a poisoned rodent.

If the Hartz product contains a pyrethroid (pyrethrin, permethrin, e.g.) pyrethroid toxicity in the form of vomiting, agitation, tremors, and seizures can arise. There's no specific antidote. Treatment, if necessary, is supportive and symptomatic - controlling the seizures, e.g.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin