What To Do When A Cat Eats Meth?


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Robin Burden answered
As with any controlled substance, methamphetamine can be lethal to your cat.

The obvious thing to do if you're interested in saving your cat's life is to take it to a vet at once.

Here are a couple of other things I'd recommend you do, too:

What should I do if my cat ate meth?
Because a cat's body is much smaller than a human's, it takes much less meth to cause toxicity in a feline.

Here are a few symptoms to look out for:

  • Involuntary muscle twitches
  • Refusal to eat
  • Rapid head movements
  • Hyperactivity
  • Foaming at the mouth
Charcoal pills diluted in water might help absorb some of the drug but, if your cat is a fussy eater, you might have difficulty convincing it to drink the solution.

However, drinking water is important in helping your cat flush the drug out of its system - so you might want to try mixing a can of tuna into a bowl of water and getting your cat to lap that up instead.

My cat has eaten amphetamines - what should I do?
The amount of time that you have in which to act depends on the amount of meth your cat has eaten, and how much the cat weighs.

If I were you, I wouldn't take any chances - I'd simply get the cat to a vet as soon as possible.

Once in the care of a vet, your cat can be treated with one of the following medications to counteract the effects of methamphetamine:

  • Acepromazine
  • Chlorpromazine
Cyproheptadine and a saline solution might also be helpful to your cat.
Jodi Something Profile
Jodi Something answered
There is not much you can do at home.

You need to take her to the vet because this could definitely cause her real damage and even death.

You also need to keep the meth out of your house and away from innocent animals and children.

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