Thanks for the info about aspirin. I can see that due to the lack of an enzyme in the cat's liver giving aspirin anymore often could result in death. Thankfully, I've only given baby aspirin to a cat once.
Lorrie On 05-30, Sharyl wrote: > > Jody, I hope by now you have take Darcy to a vet. She should not > be in this much pain this long after the surgery. Like others I > suspect an infection. > > Regarding aspirin, like others I'd be very cautious. When Pequita > was Rx aspirin for a pulled muscle the dose was 1/2 of a baby > aspirin every 72 hrs. Aspirin poisoning is a very real concern. > Here is more info > > http://www.valleypetnews.com/venerable_vet_i.htm Aspirin. Yes, you > can give aspirin to a cat but ONLY once every 72 hours. The cat is > missing a liver enzyme that helps break down aspirin. This causes > aspirin, and many other drugs, to be slowly broken down and thus > the effects of aspirin lasts for 72 hours in the feline patient. > So, if you gave aspirin three to four times a day to a cat you > would certainly have a dead cat by the second or third day. Cat > aspirin dose is 10mg/kg once every 72 hours. Aspirin should be > given with food. NEVER give aspirin if the cat is also on a > glucocorticoid (prednisone) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory > drug (NSAIDS). This is almost always the rule with other species > as well. A baby aspirin is 81mg, and a regular aspirin is 324 mg. > > If the vet that performed the surgery doesn't seem helpful I'd go > to an ER. Sharyl > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org