How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 28570
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My cat licked less the 1ml of children's Tylenol he is a

Customer Question

My cat licked less the 1ml of children's Tylenol he is a year old and weighs 13 pounds should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Please clarify the concentration of acetaminophen in the children's Tylenol. It should be 160 mg/5 mL, 100 mg/mL or 120 mg/2.5 mL.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. Meeko ingested ~32 mg of acetaminophen. Cats have increasing methemoglobin levels with doses greater than 30 mg/kg. 13 lbs = 5.9 kg 5.9 kg x 30 mg/kg = 177 mg of acetaminophen and so he ingested far less than what would be necessary to cause methemoglobinemia - a type of oxidative injury to the red blood cells. No treatment is necessary.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.