Can Cats Have Benadryl for Allergy Relief?

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Benadryl is an antihistamine that’s generally considered safe for cats but you should never give your pets over-the-counter medication (especially for human-use) unless you have the approval from the vet. Benadryl is often used by humans for treating allergy symptoms.

Cats are also prone to allergies and may display symptoms like constant sneezing, itching, and vomiting. Naturally, some worried pet owners may think that giving their cat some Benadryl will offer the same relief as it would for them.

If you do get the green light from the vet then there are certain things to watch out for before you give your cat some Benadryl. First, check the dose. The appropriate amount of Benadryl to give to your cat will depend on several factors like the cat’s weight and age. This is why it’s important to check with the vet first.

Benadryl also comes in different forms. The most common being gel capsules, tablets, and liquid. You may find it most effective to give it in liquid form since it’s easier to measure.

Disclaimer: The content on MyPetChild.com is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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