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
21%
57%
14%
7%
14
flagGermany
16%
48%
6%
25%
31
flagIndia
9%
45%
36%
9%
11
flagPoland
31%
40%
11%
16%
2010
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
33%
11%
8%
45
flagthe United States
35%
21%
21%
21%
28

Gender

men36%
women36%
aspirin
31%
33%
paracetamol
36%
36%
ibuprofen
12%
12%
vitamine C
19%
17%

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