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Though most cats will stay far away from parasite prevention products, sometimes they don’t. And that’s just because cats will be cats. And curious creatures that they are, they’ll investigate. They will sniff and taste.
That’s why manufacturers of these products recommend you apply these products on the back of the neck, where cats can’t reach it with their wily tongues. Still, some cats paw at the area and subsequently lick their feet or groom a buddy where the flea meds are.
Here’s what the public materials of manufacturers state on the subject of products’ oral ingestion toxicity:
You should call your veterinarian or a poison control hotline for pets in the case of oral ingestion of any of these popular products (or any other not on this list). Pet Poison Helpline or the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control are two excellent resources. Fees may apply.
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