Which common medication is extremely toxic to cats?

aspirin
paracetamol
ibuprofen
vitamine C
In­ges­tion of parac­eta­mol leads to methe­moglobin for­ma­tion, as cats lack the glu­curonyl trans­ferase enzymes nec­es­sary to break it down safely. This inhibits oxygen trans­port by the blood, causing as­phyx­i­a­tion. Each year many cat owners kill their cats by giving them parac­eta­mol-based pain relief drugs.

Answers distribution

aspirin
paracetamol
ibuprofen
vitamine C
answers
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
60%
13%
6%
15
flagIndia
8%
50%
33%
8%
12
flagGermany
15%
45%
6%
30%
33
flagPoland
30%
41%
11%
16%
2390
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
35%
9%
11%
53
flagthe Netherlands
30%
30%
10%
30%
10
flagthe United States
29%
26%
24%
19%
41
flagUU
41%
22%
12%
22%
31

Gender

men36%
women35%
aspirin
31%
33%
paracetamol
36%
36%
ibuprofen
12%
12%
vitamine C
19%
18%

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