Anonymous asked in PetsCats · 1 month ago

Cat licked NyQuil bottle cap?

So I took some NyQuil before bed to help me sleep and when I was taking it my cat was on the table. He licked the cap about two times and honestly he couldn’t have gotten that much of it from that. The internet is scaring me half to death about this stuff but honestly it wasn’t that much, it’s been about 20 minutes and he’s fine. Should I be worried? I’m having my mom watch him because she stays up later than me.

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I assume your cat is fine? The lethal dosage of acetaminophen is 50-100 mg/kg. So if my math is correct the average cat should be fine if it consumed a a little under half a tablespoon of nyquil. A couple licks of a lid is nowhere near that and I doubt its a toxic amount even to the smallest cats. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Call your vet or Pet Poison control.

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Get a grip.  Of course he is fine.

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