Montreal, QC – Herbal cat medicines are sold in pet stores, pharmacies and drug stores, but in the United States, they are not legal.
Herbal cat medication, tainos herb medicine and herbal cat medication have been the subject of a recent investigation by the Food and Drug Administration.
The agency is investigating whether or not the products contain any substances that could cause allergic reactions.
“There’s a whole world of possibilities with these things,” said Stephanie Fong, an associate professor of pharmacy science at the University of California San Francisco.
“We can see it as a potential threat to the environment, or it could have an effect on people who have allergies.
In some instances, it could be more of a threat than the actual medication itself.”
The FDA has made a list of some of the ingredients that could be found in tainoes herbal medicine and herb medicine.
One of those ingredients, melatonin, is known to cause an allergic reaction in cats.
The FDA also has a list containing other ingredients that may cause allergic reaction, such as a certain spice and other oils.
Fong said she’s not aware of any studies showing the products are safe.
But, in the past, taineos herbal medicine was marketed to pets in pet shops and pharmacies, she said.
Herb medicine is a type of medicine that has been around for hundreds of years, and has no specific health benefits for humans, said Stephanie Dallaire, a veterinary toxicologist at the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Tainos herbal products, like melatonin or spice oils, have been around since the late 19th century, Dallare said.
And the FDA has not made a ruling about whether they are safe for pets.
“There are no health concerns associated with using herbs in veterinary medicine, but if there are, there are alternatives,” she said in an email.
“The FDA’s position is that they can’t provide recommendations for the use of herb medicines because they don’t have enough information to determine the safety of these drugs for humans.”
A person could get an allergic response to melatonin if they were allergic to it or if they take it orally, or taken as a spray.
It can also cause an reaction in pets, especially if they have a skin reaction.
Melatonin is used in many forms in veterinary medicines, including to treat cat allergies and in skin care products, said Daniella St. Laurent, a veterinarian assistant professor at the Center for Veterinary Immunology at the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Center.
She said people who are allergic to mela may use it on their pets to help prevent an allergic event.
A cat’s immune system is able to recognize the substance, and it will try to attack it.
This is why melatonin is a good ingredient in some pets’ medications.
“It’s not just one thing that a cat needs in their medicine,” St. Olivier said.
“It’s a lot of different things that cats need.”
The FDA is also looking into whether or the products were made with non-animal sources, such that it could cause an allergy in humans.
While the agency has not yet made a decision, it’s possible the agency could consider a list from the FDA, St. Louis said.
She added that there are other ways to use tainones herbal medicine in pets.
For example, cats can take a small amount of it to help them sleep.
She said a lot more research is needed.
For more health information, see the FDA website.