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Is it true Aspirin is poisonous to cats?

Sun, 6th Mar 2011

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Question

Gwyn Fisher, via Facebook asked:

Is it true Aspirin is poisonous to cats?

Answer

We posed this question to Professor Peter Rothwell from the University of Oxford...

Peter -   I'm not sure about cats actually.  I wouldn’t feel confident about saying anything about that.

Chris -   I know that dogs can take Aspirin because I use to give my dog Aspirin and buprofen, and I've actually spoken to a vet who informs me that these drugs do work quite well in them as anti-inflammatories because my dog had a bit of rheumatism.  I don't know about cats though, I have to admit. 

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