Correct! Cats with permethrin toxicosis often respond well to a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant such as methocarbamol. In some cases diazepam can be given along with the methocarbamol. Once the patient is stable, a warm-water bath with mild detergent is necessary for topical decontamination. Monitor the patient’s body temperature closely during and after bathing. Clinical signs may persist despite bathing, and some patients need more than one bath to eliminate all traces of the flea product.
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