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how much of an 81 mg aspirin can I give my 11 lb. cat for fever?

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how much of an 81 mg aspirin can I give my 11 lb. cat for fever?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 6 years ago.

Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.


Did your vet actually detect a fever on LeXXXXX XXXXX? If so, what was the exact temperature?

Why was he at the vet originally?




Customer: replied 6 years ago.
He was at the vet because he wasn't acting like himself and seemed ill. His temp was over 103 then.
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for the info.


Over 103 is not that bad a fever. Normal temperature for a cat is up to around 102.5, and sometimes 103.0. Aspirin etc are not recommended for cats to reduce fever. As a matter of fact, medications are not usually used to decrease fever. If needed, alcohol is used to put on the paw pads to reduce fever. As well as using fans. I would not suggest to use anything for the fever. Giving human medications can potentially lead to toxicity and make the situation worse. It is best to let the antibiotic injection take effect and then reassess. It usually will take a couple days for you to see any improvements.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.


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