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What happens if your cat is sprayed with bleach?

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December 15, 2013 12:51AM

This will depend mostly on the concentration of the bleach. If it was already diluted per label instructions, it can cause some irritation to the mucus membranes and the skin but otherwise shouldn't be too much of a problem. If the bleach was at full strength, it could cause severe chemical burns on the skin, the tongue, the mouth and the esophagus and stomach.

To prevent problems, as soon as you realize your cat was sprayed with bleach, you should immediately and thoroughly rinse your cat under lukewarm tap water for 15 minutes, being sure to get all the hair on the underside of the belly and the tail rinse off as well. Fair warning - your cat is probably not going to be happy about this.