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Treating permethrin poisoning in cats
  1. Cedric R. Muentener1,
  2. Charles Spicher2 and
  3. Stephen W. Page3
  1. 1Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
  2. 2Animedic Kleintierzentrum, Chörenmattstrasse 73, 8965 Berikon, Switzerland
  3. 3Advanced Veterinary Therapeutics, Newtown, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  1. e-mail: cedric.muentener{at}

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FOLLOWING the call for cases by Bates and others (2013), we would like to describe a case of feline permethrin intoxication that was successfully treated with intravenous lipids. A 1.8 kg, three-month-old, female European shorthair cat was presented, severely intoxicated, 12 hours after the accidental dermal application of an estimated 370 mg of permethrin as a spot-on product, approved for use in dogs only. The cat was in a critical state, having first displayed adverse signs three hours after the application, with vocalisation, tremor …

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