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Pyrethrins/pyrethroids

Severity scale:
Caution
This toxin is considered to be a moderate risk. However, your pet's medical history, age, weight, and breed could put him/her at higher risk. It is advised that you contact whiskerDocs or your primary veterinarian for further guidance about any steps you may need to take to ensure your pet's safety. If you choose to, you may monitor your pet closely, but the onset or worsening of any of the below symptoms warrants a trip to the emergency room.

Flea products are something we all use. No one likes fleas but, we do love our pets! Be sure when applying that it is in a place the pet cannot lick or get at. Accidental ingestion of flea products can cause mild symptoms like drooling and nausea to more severe neurologic concerns such as tremors and seizures. Cats are especially sensitive to flea products containing pyrethrins so reading the ingredient list is key.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
Brand names: 
Flea/tick treatment for dogs
Symptoms: 
Cats - skin application causes redness and pain, hypersalivation, tremors, and seizures. Dogs - local skin reactions, mild to moderate vomiting and diarrhea.
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