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Old 01-27-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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My vet told me I could give my sneezing cats Baby Benadryl. However, I have only found Children's Benadryl-D Allergy & Sinus (in liquid form) at our local stores. Is this the same thing and is it safe? What is the dosage I should give? On the directions for kids, it says not for under 4 years old. Children 4-5 do not use unless directed by a doctor. For ages 6-11, it says 5ml (1 tsp). Please advise if anyone knows.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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If I were you, I would call the vet's office and ask. The dosage will vary depending on your cat's weight. I personally wouldn't rely on dosage info from people you don't know.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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You want plain old benedryl with no other active ingredients in it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I went to 3 different stores this morning. First I bought Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus (although when I checked with vet, he said DO NOT use this one as it can cause renal failure). Then I went to another store. They had no regular Benadryl (only Benadryl-D and a generic version of Benadryl). I bought the generic. Then I went to Walgreen's and again they only had Benadryl-D and generic versions. When I checked with pharmacist, she told me the Walgreen's brand was fine. I bought the generic comparable to Benadryl with no dye. Hope this is okay.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Cascade Foothills
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Generic is fine. I've been giving it to one of my cats - she hates it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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yes... generic or store brand is just fine....

just make ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY sure it has no other ingredients besides the benedryl.... the generic name of which escapes me at the moment.....
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Like which other ingredients? The only active ingredient is Diphenhydramine HCl. Inactive ingredients are: Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, citric acid, flavors, glycerin, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, and sorbitol solution.
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