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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Antiparasitics

No permethrin for cats

Updated on 22/07/2019

Keywords : Pharmacovigilance, Antiparasitics

As part of the veterinary pharmacovigilance scheme ANSES operates via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, serious or even fatal adverse reactions in cats treated with topical antiparasitics containing permethrin, normally intended for dogs, are regularly reported. ANSES therefore reminds cat owners that they should never use permethrin-based veterinary drugs, and offers some advice on how to avoid poisoning.

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