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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Antiparasitics

No permethrin for cats

Published on 15/05/2019

Keywords : Pharmacovigilance, Antiparasitics

In the context of the veterinary drug monitoring plan that ANSES has implemented via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products,  serious and even lethal adverse reactions in cats treated with topical antiparasitic treatments containing permethrin used for treating dogs are regularly reported. ANSES therefore reminds cat owners to never use permethrin-based veterinary medicinal products on their cats and provides them here with a series of recommendations in order to avoid cat poisonings.

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