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Can I give my 10 year old cat a small dose of Phenazopyridine

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Can I give my 10 year old cat a small dose of Phenazopyridine for a UTI?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Drhollowayvet replied 1 year ago.
Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H for short. I can help you with your question regarding your cats care.Unfortunately you cannot safely give Phenazopyridine to cats, it is toxic to them even at 1 dose it can cause livers problems, and anemia secondary to methemoglobinemia (very sick Red blood cells), which can require a blood transfusion to correct. There are financial assistance avenues that you can go through if you are experiencing a financial hardship, so that you can get Tiny safe and appropriate treatment. Would you like to discuss those?- Dr. H