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can you give a cat benadryl for a long car ride if so how

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can you give a cat benadryl for a long car ride? if so how much,if not what do you recommend/
Hello, I'm Dr. Bob.
You certainly can give Benedryl for a car ride and the dose is 2-5 mg/kg every 6- 8 hours.
The average cat weighs about 5 kg. (2.2 pounds per kg). Benedryl typically comes in 12.5 mg capsules or an elixir with 2.5 mg/ml. If your cat is average sized at 10 pounds, the dose would be one capsule, or 4 ml of the elixir.
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