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Can Benadryl cream be used on a small spot on the side of

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Can Benadryl cream be used on a small spot on the side of my cat's neck. She's been scratching the area and it's become irritated. She does not have fleas. I applied Advantage a couple of weeks ago. The spot is in an area that she cannot completely lick and I was wondering if it would be safe to use a small amount if I rubbed it in really well.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 8 years ago.



You certainly can use benadryl safely in your cat. However, if the irritation gets worse or does not respond to the benadryl within 72 hours, you should have the area looked at by a vet. Cats get a number of different skin disorders, not all of which are allergic in nature.


I hope this helps,

Dr. Karen

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you-I appreciate your prompt response-Hopefully the Benadryl will help!
Expert:  Karen Purcell replied 8 years ago.

You are very welcome.


Dr. Karen