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
25%
56%
12%
6%
16
flagIndia
13%
46%
33%
6%
15
flagGermany
22%
44%
7%
24%
54
flagPoland
29%
42%
11%
16%
3078
flagthe Netherlands
21%
42%
7%
28%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
36%
7%
14%
71
flagUnknown
36%
33%
12%
17%
63
flagFrance
18%
27%
36%
18%
11
flagthe United States
31%
23%
25%
19%
47

Gender

men36%
women35%
aspirin
31%
33%
paracetamol
36%
35%
ibuprofen
12%
12%
vitamine C
20%
18%

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