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Our kitten (6mths) just ingested 1.5 indocid tablets that we

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Hello, our kitten (6mths) just...
Hello, our kitten (6mths) just ingested 1.5 indocid tablets that we had left on the table (used to treat gout). We are concerned, will this harm her?
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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Yes, that would be considered a life-threatening ingestion. The reported oral LD50 (the dose that kills 50% of test subjects) of indomethacin in rats is just 12 mg per kg of body weight. Administration of indomethacin to dogs at 2 mg/kg for 30 days resulted in GI ulcers in 60% of dogs and perforation in 20%. There are no studies in cats but cats are even more sensitive to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin. Your kitten needs the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if we take her to a vet tomorrow morning will that be ok? It is Sunday here now. She is acting normal so far, tablets were taken about 1 hour ago & see has eaten since. What would you recommend at this point? Thank you
Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I believe that she needs immediate decontamination - inducing emesis by injection and administration of activated charcoal by stomach tube as well as IV fluids to hasten excretion of the drug through her kidneys. Too much damage can occur between now and Monday. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Cat Vet: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
Hi,

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

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