Focus on the Feline: Pearls in Managing Feline Toxicities (1450)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Toxicology
Tuesday | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||302A



Ahna Brutlag DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT
Pet Poison Helpline & SafetyCall International, PLLC

Dr. Ahna Brutlag is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Toxicology (ABT) and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT). She is also the associate director of veterinary services at Pet Poison Helpline and holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine. She has personally consulted on 20,000+ potential poisoning cases, co-edited two toxicology textbooks, and authored dozens of textbook chapters and scientific articles on the subject of small animal toxicology. Dr. Brutlag lives in Minneapolis with her husband, stardard poodle, two cats, and five chickens. She enjoys good food, cocktails, and biking on flat roads.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 3


From their unique metabolism, to their uncanny ability to vomit on clean carpets and new furniture, cats help keep the veterinary profession on their toes. We'll discuss tips for decontamination, plants of concern, notable OTC medications and dietary supplements, as well as  toxins that cats appear quite resistant to, such as anticoagulant rodenticides.

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize toxicants of specific concern for cats

2. Understand effective and contraindicated decontamination methods in cats

3. Become familiar with emerging toxicants such as bromethalin and alpha-lipoic acid

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