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18/08/2008 Hair Growth Stimulants Toxic To Pets A Sydney cat went into heart failure after licking its owner's scalp. With prompt veterinary care, the cat survived.

The owner had applied a hair-growth stimulant to treat his baldness before the cat licked his head, thus ingesting some of the drug.

Owners should be aware that pets often ingest things they shouldn't, and that small amounts are often toxic. Click here for more information about preventing your pet from poisoning.
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University of Otago NZ National Poisons Centre

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