Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia in dogs.

  title={Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia in dogs.},
  author={John W. Harvey and J H Sameck and F J Burgard},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={175 11},
Methemoglobinemia developed in three dogs after the owners' use of benzocaine-containing products for topical treatment of the dogs' pruritic skin conditions. The products were intended for use in man. In two of the dogs, clinical signs of shock were observed within a few hours after the application of a skin lotion containing 5% benzocaine. Methemoglobin… CONTINUE READING