Decontamination of cats and dogs with suspected poisoning

Nicola Bates
April 2014

Decontamination in an animal with suspected poisoning is used to remove the substance, reduce absorption and decrease the severity of poisoning. Various methods are used depending on the substance involved, the time since ingestion, the clinical condition of the animal, the availability of any drugs to be used and the experience of staff. This article discusses dermal, ocular and gastrointestinal decontamination looking at the various options, contraindications and practicalities of decontamination in cats and dogs.

Decontamination of cats and dogs with suspected poisoning
Decontamination of cats and dogs with suspected poisoning

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