Pictured: Phenylropanolamine

Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

Common signs to watch for:

  • Agitation
  • Hypertension
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Dilated pupils

Phenylpropanolamine, commonly abbreviated as “PPA” by veterinary professionals, as a “stimulant” used in veterinary medicine to treat urinary incontinence in dogs (typically female, spayed, large breed dogs). While safe at therapeutic doses, when the chewable form is accidentally ingested in large amounts, it can result in severe poisoning. Clinical signs of high blood pressure, abnormal heart rate, dilated pupils, tremors, agitation, and even seizures can be seen. Prompt veterinary attention is required with any overdose.

Poison type: medications

Alternate names: PPA, urinary incontinence, Proin, chewable urinary