Pet Tips

Tip – 8- Can I give my sick or injured cat an Aspirin or painkiller?

Although we may want to help our sick cats or cats that have been injured, never give your cat pain medication.

Many common pain medications that are safe for humans (and other species) are potentially fatal to cats. These medications include Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Atasol, Paracetomol etc.) Acetylsalicylic acid known as ASA or by the brand name Aspirin, and Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil etc.)

One extra strength Acetaminophen tablet can kill a small cat.

Only painkillers that are specifically prescribed for your cat by a veterinarian can be given when your cat is sick or injured.

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