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how much benadryl can you give a cat

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how much benadryl can you give a cat
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 8 years ago.

You can give Benadryl at a dosage of .5 mg per pound every 8 hours. I wouldn't use benadryl unless you have to as it is bitter and can cause excessive drooling in cats. An alternative medication for allergy type reactions would be Chlor-Trimeton. The dosage for a cat would be 1/4 tablet twice daily as needed. Hope this helps.