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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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hi, i was putting in a washing and spilled some soap powder

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hi, i was putting in a washing and spilled some soap powder on the floor and my cat started licking it up before i could stop him. He was quite foamy/bubbly round the mouth. Will his health be effected by this
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Soap powders aren't considered serious intoxicants to our cats but can be irritating to their mucous membranes. Simply washing out Lenny's mouth with water by means of a small poultry baster should suffice. It's unlikely that a cat would swallow any appreciative amount of soap powder once tasting it. Enourage fluid intake by offering milk, cream, broths or bouillons - all of which would dilute any soap powder that made its way down into Lenny's esophagus and stomach.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

I'm going to check back with you tomorrow for an update. Feel free to return to our conversation - even after rating - prior to my contacting you if you wish.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
May I have an update on Lenny, please?