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Treatment of Organophosphate Poisoning In Cats

Many lawn and gardening products contain organophosphates. This is also true in some flea and tick products. Unfortunately, organophosphates are toxic to cats and with improper use and wrong dosage, cats can die from poisoning. Thus, before using any product on your pet cat, it is a good idea to consult a veterinarian to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Considering that cats are extremely sensitive to organophosphates, always give the proper dosage and the recommended method of application. There are also cases in which cats suffer toxicity as a result of being exposed to several organophosphate-containing products at the same time. Your White Rock, TX veterinarian may induce vomiting if your cat is suffering from organophosphate poisoning. Activated charcoal may also be given because it can absorb the toxin in the gastrointestinal tract before it can be absorbed in the body. Fluids may be given intravenously to restore fluid and electrolyte balance. Cats with respiratory distress may undergo oxygen therapy. 

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