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Old 09-02-2015, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Don't waste any more $$ or time. Use REVOLUTION for cats/dogs available from most vets. Costs $20.00 & is worth every cent. Try it for one month. You'll see a huge difference. Retail flea/allergy products just aren't as effective. Flea allergies are horrible for our pets.
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Had to search more and found this:
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It's a rogue site, do not go there... sorry!
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:37 PM
 
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Look for liquid Benedryl in the children's section. Also, they have a clear liquid Benedryl, no dye, flavor, etc, that might be better for kitty. You can ask the pharmacist for a syringe, also, the pharmacist might be able to recommend the correct dose, pharmacies sell animal prescriptions, so, they should be able to recommend the correct dose.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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When I was moving I had the bright idea to give Liquid Benadryl to the cats to calm them...I thought it would be easier then shoving a pill down their throats. I had a syringe with no needle on it that they use for children to take liquid meds more easily, the minute the liquid hit his tongue, he started salivating like he was rabid. I later found out that cats and dogs do this in response to a horrible taste.
I gave up and listened to them cry.
When I pill a cat, I force open their mouth and shove the pill back as I can in their mouth and clamp their mouth shut and rub their throat, they say this helps them swallow. I do it as quickly as possible because I know they hate it and I hate upsetting them
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:43 AM
 
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Use the tablet form not the capsule. They are bright pink tablets and come 25mg so you should be able to give 1/2 to start although I read you can give up to mg per lb so you may be able to give a whole one but kitty will be asleep for a while with a whole one
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:46 AM
 
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My cat is allergic to fleas and I used eatable diatemateous earth and put a little on her. She was almost bald from scratching all over and now has a beautiful coat - i rarely need to use it anymore. She is a healthy happy cat with a beautiful coat
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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Hi everyone. Benadryl is kinda versatile, it can make you sleepy and help with allergies but some people get antsy when they take it. My vet has had me give it to both the dogs and the cats for allergic reactions. I much prefer giving it to the dogs though, LOL

When I have to give Orion meds I use syringes, without a needle of course, and squirt the liquid into his mouth. I've found that's the best way with him, he's a sweetie but is almost impossible to get any kind of med into and squirting liquid works best with him.
Yes. It's good for precise measuring and they cannot spit it out. No choice but to swallow.
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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When I was moving I had the bright idea to give Liquid Benadryl to the cats to calm them...I thought it would be easier then shoving a pill down their throats. I had a syringe with no needle on it that they use for children to take liquid meds more easily, the minute the liquid hit his tongue, he started salivating like he was rabid. I later found out that cats and dogs do this in response to a horrible taste.
I gave up and listened to them cry.
When I pill a cat, I force open their mouth and shove the pill back as I can in their mouth and clamp their mouth shut and rub their throat, they say this helps them swallow. I do it as quickly as possible because I know they hate it and I hate upsetting them
If the cat (whatever cat) is easier to syringe than pill I just let them hypersalivate and then give yummy yums to get the rest of the taste out of their mouth.

I'm blessed now with a cat who will take anything. Pill or liquid it's amazing. So for him pills are better. But the one who'd cheek them and then deposit behind the toilet .... she had to live with the taste of liquid.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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My cat is allergic to fleas and I used eatable diatemateous earth and put a little on her. She was almost bald from scratching all over and now has a beautiful coat - i rarely need to use it anymore. She is a healthy happy cat with a beautiful coat


The true name of it is: Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth ... make SURE it is Food Grade, please.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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When my Vet instructed me to give Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) to my cat who developed new onset of scratching to his neck, she warned me to make sure to look at all the ingredients on the medication packaging and only give the medication with the drug listed. Do not give products that contain PSEUDO-EPHEDRINE in it (which can be found in some non-drowsy formulas). For a 5 lb cat, give 2 ml of liquid. For a 10 lb cat, give 1/2 of a 25 mg tablet. For a 25 lb cat, give 1 (25 mg tablet). She said it was also recommended to give the dose once every 12 hours for 2 weeks to determine the effectiveness of the medication.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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We resort to compounding of medication. Less dangerous to humans:>)
I've had to resort to doing this for Puck's antihistimines. He won't touch Greenie's at all anymore (used to use them as a treat to get him comfy eating it when I had to give him pills, but the second I put meds in he was done!) and he would rather starve than eat food with medication hidden in it.

I was crushing up the antihistimines and mixing it with water for the syringe, but it tastes really bitter and the whole thing stressed him out. Now the meds are compounded with some really strong tasting chicken flavor and he's not so anxious about taking it!
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