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Kaopectate can be dangerous for animals.

Posted: May 26th, 2005 @ 3:50pm

Those of you who use Kaopectate to control diarrhea, especially in cats, need to be aware of a recent formula change. Kaopectate now contains salicylates, which are aspirin-like compounds and can be dangerous to cats.

It is safe to use the generic vepsion, parapectalin or things such as k-p-sol. Check label to make sure active ingredients are only kaolin and pectin and NO salicylates. Dr. J. Keith Contarino also wants cat people to remember that Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is much more deadly than aspirin!

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