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Is it okay to give my cat Benadryl, yes. he's been licking…

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Hello is it okay...

Hello is it okay to give my cat Benadryl

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?

Yes. he's been licking is fur off an I've been to the vet twice and they say it's allergy and today it's doing the same

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the cat's name and age?

Rusty and he's 7

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rusty?

Not that I know of, he has all his shots and he has his annual check ups

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. IF YOU GET REQUEST FOR A PHONE CALL, IT IS FROM THE WEBSITE AND NOT MYSELF. JUST IGNORE IT. Yes, Benadryl is usually safe to give to cats, unless there are certain heart, lung, eye or prostate problems. The concerns are getting them to take it and if it will work. In general, antihistamines do a poor job of controlling skin allergies in cats. A round of prednisolone (a steroid) is usually necessary. I will usually give cats 12.5 mg per 10-15 lbs of body weight every 12 hours. That may be 1 teaspoon of the Children's liquid (many cats do not like the taste) of 1/2 of an adult tablet. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Hello. I was just following up to see how Rusty is doing and to see if you have any other questions.

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