Category: Toxicology

  • Toxins

    Toxins which can affect cats are numerous, but fortunately less common than occurs in dogs, mainly due to the cat’s greater discriminatory powers over what they eat and when[1]. The most commonly reported intoxications are due to flea collars (pyrethrin and OP overdoses) and the majority of these are sub-lethal dosing requiring conservative therapy. Their […]

  • Organophosphates

    Organophosphate (OP) poisoning are the most frequently reported of all toxins affecting cats, due primarily to the abundance of OP-based flea collars, flea rinse and other insecticidal preparations used by households on pets. Farm cats have also been reported with OP poisoning in areas where OPs are used to spray farmland[1]. Proprietary formulations include Malathion, parathion, Diazinon, […]