Tylenol is great for humans. It relieves pain from our backs, teeth, and head. For women, it can take away that cramp we have been dreading every month. And it also helps out with arthritis! Although this pill is so great for humans, it is not so great for cats!
Tylenol’s main ingredient is acetaminophen which contains analgesics, a pain reliever and antipyretics, a fever reducer. For a cat, the intake of acetaminophen can be lethal with two pills and time can be very crucial if not caught soon.
Here are some symptoms to watch for:
Within for first 12 hours: vomiting, weakness, drooling, their gums may be turning brown, and difficulty with breathing.
Between 12 hours and 24 hours: convulsions and swelling in the face and lips.
More than 24 hours: Please see your vet when it has been over 24 hours because symptoms can include pain in the stomach, a change in color of the skin and gums, and even liver failure.
In situations like this, cat insurance can become very handy. Taking your cat in to see if they have acetaminophen poisoning can cost a pretty penny, and on top of that getting your cat treated can take a toll. Lucky for you Trupanion will cover diagnostic testing and medications, so if your cat does find a few pills laying around, you won’t have to stress about paying those expensive bills.
For more information check out: Acetaminophen Toxicity in Cats