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We have an adult male about 12 years old. For all or most of…

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We have an adult...

We have an adult male about 12 years old. For all or most of his life, he has seemed to have nasal allergies, He sneezes a lot and usually sneezes out a lot of mucus. I was wondering if it is safe to give him human generic Benedryl. My daughter had a Ruby King Charles Cavalier Terrier and the vet told her to give her the Benedryl tablets 2x a day for her dog's itching allergy.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name?

Whitey.

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

Not that I can think of right now, but besides the sneezing and flnging of mucus on us. He may have worms from fleas, and he is a large cat. I think he is about 15 pounds.

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Cat Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

You can try the benadryl an see how it goes. Dogs generally get a little sleepy with it, but some cats can have the opposite reaction and get hyperactive. It's certainly not toxic, so worth a shot. for a 15# ***** you can give 1/2 of an adult tablet up to 3 times daily, or a tsp of children's liquid. Definitely get on some good flea medicine, as fleas can contribute to allergic congestion.

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Cat Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

If he's sneezing a lot with mucous he may need antibiotics, so if it's not getting better definitely see a vet. Hope it helps him! Kindly consider rating my answer; you can always get back to me with questions and updates after rating.

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Cat Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

How's Whitey doing?

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