It wont hurt the cat but the cat might hurt you. I tried giving some liquid children's Benadryl to my cat and I would up with a very angry foaming at the mouth cat. It was not pleasant for either of us.
If you can get a half pill down in their food that might work better. Again liquid Benadryl will cause a lot of mouth foaming and resistance.
If another person gives "ask your vet" as an answer, I'm going to scream.
People ask these questions so they don't have to pay a vet.
Benadryl is an anti-histamine not a fever reducer. The inflammation and allergic reactions Benadryl treats typically do not cause fever. Contact your veterinarian for an appropriate dose. For cats you need to use the Children's Liquid Benadryl. Do NOT use the Cold and Sinus variety.
I recommend you have this cat examined by a veterinarian.
Vets recommend Liquid Benadryl dose in cats as 0.25-0.50 mg/pound body weight, two times a day. Benadryl can cause many side effects in cats but when prescribed by your vet, these side effects are minimum because he gives prescription after knowing complete medical history and complete physical examination. Although, Benadryl is not approved by FDA for animal use, but, vets can prescribe this drug legally. My recommendations are, don't use children Benadryl in your cat until prescribed or supervised by your local vet.
Benadryl is used to treat allergy. This drug can be used in animals but first of all consultation of vet is necessary because drugs can be toxic to animals. Secondly, you can not calculate the dose of the Benadryl in your cat. So, it will be good to get advice from your local vet.
Recommended dose of Benadryl in cats is 0.25-0.50 mg per pound body weight or 0.5-1.0 mg per kg body weight 2 times a day. Remember, this drug has bitter taste and cats might not tolerate it.
Yes, a vet would actually recommend 1ml once a day
Ketamine works better from what I've heard.
My cat (10 lb 2 year old male) was drooling mysteriously this afternoon, so today the vet told us to feed him about half a tablet of benadryl. He immediately puked it up so we took him to the vet and gave him an injection, which he told us was 10 mg. Our boy is conked out as we speak so that we can look for the toxic stuff which made him drool. So, yes, according to our vet, for a full-sized cat, a half a tablet of Benadryl should be fine and will help with both calming the little guy down and also dealing with allergic reactions.
No human medication should ever be given to a cat without a vets OK , so check with your vet what the best cause of action is for your cat. (per example , Tylenol is fatal if given to a cat)
Have a great day.
No! You should never give your pet any kind of medicine meant for humans for goodness sake!