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    Cat ate onion....

    For those with Vet Med experience..

    I have an ~3 lb kitten. I left a salad plate on the floor and it ate some of the salad dressing. It couldn't have ingested much, maybe up to a quarter of an ounce (very liberal estimate)... The ranch salad dressing contained onion. I know onion is very dangerous to pets.

    How much is too dangerous and when do you know if you should seek medical attention? It seems ok, maybe a little of an upset stomach.


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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    idk, but our family dog almost died from eating some onions...luckily he pulled through.


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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    My dog ate 3 plates of Hot Wing bones Sunday night. I had to induce vomiting.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Yeah, I have known how toxic it is for awhile. It is just the first time I've had a careless incident like this. I am probably being too overcautious but thanks for the stories.


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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Well I know hydrogen peroxide induces vomiting in dogs. (1/4 cup for my 60 lb dog) Not sure about cats. It definately wouldn't take much, but I wouldn't try it unless you ask a vet.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    I would not worry about that small of an amount, but that's just me. I know if my cat ate that much i wouldn't even think twice about it and I love my cat.


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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    I personally wouldn't worry about it, but my cat and dog have steel stomachs.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Quote Originally Posted by cycopath25 View Post
    Well I know hydrogen peroxide induces vomiting in dogs. (1/4 cup for my 60 lb dog) Not sure about cats. It definately wouldn't take much, but I wouldn't try it unless you ask a vet.
    Really? I've never heard of that. Does that work on people too?



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Really? I've never heard of that. Does that work on people too?
    Ask Nebrclone to try.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Really? I've never heard of that. Does that work on people too?

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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Onions can be nasty in pets. They lead to anemia, destroying red blood cells. If it ate enough, the cat will develop signs in a couple days (lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and if really nasty the urine will turn redish). If signs develop you should take her somewhere, otherwise it should recover on its own.

    Strangely enough, we talked about this today in class here in Ames.

    Good luck.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Really? I've never heard of that. Does that work on people too?
    Yup, poison control centers sometimes instruct people to induce vomiting with a mix of luke warm water and hydrogen peroxide. It can be severely dangerous though, so it's only done in emergency situations.

    I read an article in the paper once about teen girls using this technique (for bulemia) and it completely ruined their esophaguses. esophagi? what is the plural of esophagus?


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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Oh, and I'm not sure I'd recommend the hydrogen peroxide. It may induce vomiting, but it also could harm/kill the cells it comes in contact with. It can cause internal bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhea again.



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    Quote Originally Posted by redbird View Post
    Oh, and I'm not sure I'd recommend the hydrogen peroxide. It may induce vomiting, but it also could harm/kill the cells it comes in contact with. It can cause internal bleeding, vomiting, and diarrhea again.

    Vet instructed me to do it to get the chicken bones out of her system



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    Re: Cat ate onion....

    I'd guess the chance of vomiting and diarrhea are better than a bone punching a hole through the intestines.



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