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Insecticide can be toxic to cats

Insecticide can be toxic to cats

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Fleas are insects that thrive on our pets and can be annoying and frustrating to them.  There are many products used to treat them.  The active ingredient is called permethrin and if used incorrectly, your cat can suffer from toxicity with symptoms including: drooling, muscle tremors, drowsiness, vomiting, and seizures.

Dr. Robert Lofton from the University Animal Clinic in Lake Charles says that the permethrin causes the cats to have tremors, almost like a violent disturbance and the cats aren't able to walk nor move around.  He also added that you shouldn't use the product "Bio-Spot" because in the past 2 weeks, his clinic has had 3 cases dealing with this product where the ending results were nearly fatal for the cats.

If you want more information on certain flea-control products or you have any questions and/or concerns about your cats, you can call the University Animal Clinic @478-5188.

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