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I have just given my cat half a tablet more than I should to

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I have just given my cat half a tablet more than I should to de worm what should I do ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear you are worried about your cat.

Rebecca :

My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

What medication was it, and what strength?

Rebecca :

This may not be a problem, depending on what the medication is.

Rebecca :

You cat's weight will also help me.

Customer: It was the bob martin de wormer he is about 4 kg
Rebecca :

I need to know the actual medication: praziquantel? Pyrantel? Piperazine?

Customer: It says each tablet contains 20 mg praziquantel and 230 mg purantel
Rebecca :

OK. Thanks. Let me do some research, give me a moment. So you gave him a whole tablet of this?

Customer: Embonate
Rebecca :

So you gave him one tablet total?

Customer: Yeah it says 1 and half for his weight I have two
Rebecca :

So how much did he get? 2 tablets?

Customer: Yeah 2
Rebecca :

Normally I would give a 4 kg cat about 40 mg of pyrantel. He got 460?

Rebecca :

That would be a high dose.

Customer: Ok
Rebecca :

I am surprised it said to give 1 1/2 to a 4 kg cat. Still, pyrantel is pretty safe. If he got 2 tablets, he got about 10 times the dose he needed. We do not see reactions in cat given 7 times the recommended dose.

Customer: Ok
Customer: Should if keep a close I on him then
Rebecca :

The dose of praziquatel for a 4 kg cat is 23 mg; he got 40 mg. It is also pretty safe, however.

Rebecca :

I would expect to see nothing, or possibly some vomiting.

Rebecca :

How long ago did he get it?

Customer: About half an hour
Rebecca :

If you are worried, you could take him to a vet to induce vomiting, and get him to bring the pills back up.

Rebecca :

There is no safe way to do this at home.

Rebecca :

But from my reading, he should be OK.

Customer: He seems ok ! I'll keep a close eye on him !!
Rebecca :

I will be checking back, to see how he is doing.

Rebecca :

Is there anything else I can help with, or answer?

Rebecca :

I am here to answer questions for you, until you close the chat by rating my answer.

Customer: Ok thank you very much ! I'll keep it open just in case '
Rebecca :

You are welcome.

Rebecca :

If you have more questions, let me know. The website will limit how long we stay in chat, but you can still ask me questions if we get switched to Q and A format.

Customer: Ok thanks
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Please let me know how he is doing, and if I can answer anything else.
Kindly consider rating my answer, but only if all your questions have been answered.
Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the great rating.

How is he today?

Rebecca
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
He is good ! Eating drinking and purring I alway no when he's ill as he won't purr !
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for the update; glad to hear he is well.

Rebecca