Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

Peptobismol use in cats

Species: Cat
Breed: American short hair
Age: 1-2 years
I gave pepto bismol to my cat will it be ok?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I don't recommend giving pepto bismol to a cat. Pepto contains salicylic acid which is aspirin which is toxic to cats.

With that being said, a single small dose is not likely to have caused harm.

If your cat received a large amount of pepto then the two main concerns would be for kidney problems and stomach ulceration. If you see that the cat is vomiting, lethargic, drinking excessively, or just not right then a vet visit is a good idea.

Dr. marie.

---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---



Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Canine herpes on vulva. Hi there, One of my girls was bred on April 2, natural tie observed. This is her... (13978 views)

Tooth infection. i have an 8 year old pomerian i rescued a few years ago he has real bad teeth right... (3938 views)

Swelling by anus. King is a healthy, non-nutered male dog. He eats well and most people are shocked... (14975 views)

Gradual change of food? Hello, I reside in South Korea and I am the father of 3 cocker spaniels. Recently... (6184 views)

Rat with swollen eyes. my moms friend was watching my albino rat and she left him out side all day and now,... (6843 views)

Bruising on neck. My mini dachshund went in for a dental cleaning, which the vet said went as normal.... (7586 views)

Pancreatic enzymes. How do we handle a situation when we unexpectely temporaryly are without the... (6372 views)

Puppy vomiting at night. My 5 month old lab is crate trained and in his crate almost nightly he has begun to... (36954 views)

Vomiting and bloody stool. We just took a trip, and on the last day away our dog began throwing up. We have... (10624 views)

Low protein and leaking urine. A German Shepherd mix, approximately 4-6 years old, was dropped off and we started... (3741 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.