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He ate one of my 25 mg benadryl!! and he is 5. No he's in…

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He ate one of...

He ate one of my 25 mg benadryl!!

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?

Charles and he is 5

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charles?

No he's in perfect health

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

How much does Charles weigh, please? I can dose Benadryl at up to 2 mg per pound of body weight to cats.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
He weighs about 11-12 pounds
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Thank you. I might give him 20-25 mg. Not to worry. You might see a sedated Charles but he'll remain safe. He's going to sleep well tonight. There's no reason to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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