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Can I give my cat liquid benadryl?

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Can I give my cat liquid benadryl?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she currently on any medications?

2- How much does she weigh?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- How many milligrams of diphenhydramine in each mls (see label)?

5- What is the problem with Trixie?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Trixie is not on any medication. She weighs 8lbs. . No pre existing condition, except she cannot digest her hair. The benadryl has 5mls to a teaspoon.Trixie has a COLD!!!!!beena
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Can you look at the ingredients and tell me how may milligrams of diphenhydramine are in each milliter (mls)?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
5mls to a teaspoon, as I said previously.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have just answered your questiojn.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

I understand I read what you told me. 5mls is the amount in a teaspoon. In other words, if you measure the amount of fluid carried by a teaspoon it is 5 mls. What I need to know is the amount of the actual drug in Benadryl that is called Diphenhydramine in each mls. The drug (diphenhydramine) is measured in milligrams (mg). Liquids are measured in mls and solids are measured in milligrams. So, if you look at the label it should tell you how many milligrams of diphenhydramine are in each milliliter. As soon as you are able to give this information I will be able to give you an answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
12.5mg in ea. 5mls.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** exactly the information I needed. In response to your question yes you can give her benadryl. The dose is 1mg per pound body weight every 12 hours. So, you can give her 3.2 mls every 12 hours.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Hi Teresa,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Peter