Benadryl Dosage For Cats: Safety and Possible Side-Effects

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What is Benadryl?

Benadryl is safe to use in cats, as long as you follow the directions of your veterinarian.

Why might my cat need Benadryl?

Can I give Benadryl to my cat?

Benadryl works well in some animals but not all in all, so you shouldn’t just automatically reach for it.

How do I give my cat Benadryl?

What are the possible side effects and risks of Benadryl?

Cats might be more easily dosed using children's Benadryl liquid than tablets.



Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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