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HELP! I Think My Cat's Been Poisoned!

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

If Your Cat’s Been Poisoned

Every moment matters if you think your cat has been exposed to something toxic.


Call your vet. Post your veterinarian's phone number in an obvious place, along with the number for the Animal Poison Control Center: (888) 426-4435.


or call  


Poison Control Centers can help you know what to do next.


Collect samples. Take samples of vomit, stool, and the poison your cat consumed to the vet with your cat.


Watch for symptoms. Symptoms of poisoning in cats include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Confusion
  • Coughing
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated pupils
  • Gastrointestinal irritation
  • Salivation
  • Seizures
  • Shivering
  • Skin irritation
  • Tremors
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness


Educate. After your cat recovers, call your poison control center or humane society to let them know what happened to your pet, so they can track problem poisons and help prevent other pet poisonings.


From "Pets" on WebMD.

Categories: Health & Disease, Problem Solving, Care Practices