I need to know the dosage for a 9 pound cat for an antihistamine. My cat has hay fever and it's his bad time of year. He si sneezing and wheezing. I know that cats can take benedryl, tavist, dimetapp, atarax. Any suggestions?
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I need to know the dosage for a 9 pound cat for an antihistamine. My cat has hay fever and it's his bad time of year. He si sneezing and wheezing. I know that cats can take benedryl, tavist, dimetapp, atarax. Any suggestions?

My suggestion is that you have the cat examined by a vet. Our cat has inhalant allergies, and it's important to understand that the chronic inflammation can lead to asthma if not properly treated. Antihistamines often don't work well for cats the one our vet prescribed was chlorpherniramine, but it didn't help much. She is now on an inhaled medication, Flovent, which does control her allergy.
Yes, contact a vet. Over the counter drugs should never be given to cats without consulting a vet as to safety and dose.

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I need to know the dosage for a 9 pound cat for an antihistamine. My cat has hay fever and it's his bad time of year. He si sneezing and wheezing. I know that cats can take benedryl, tavist, dimetapp, atarax. Any suggestions?

Do you keep him indoors? MLB
I need to know the dosage for a 9 pound ... that cats can take benedryl, tavist, dimetapp, atarax. Any suggestions?

My suggestion is that you have the cat examined by a vet. Our cat has inhalant allergies, and it's important ... was chlorpherniramine, but it didn't help much. She is now on an inhaled medication, Flovent, which does control her allergy.

Your cat is on a corticosteroid ... INHALER? Good grief! What are you doing to the cat in the first place? Any yeast infections in the cat's mouth?

~~Philip "Never let school interfere with your education - Mark Twain"
Your cat is on a corticosteroid ... INHALER? Good grief! What are you doing to the cat in the first place?

What is that supposed to mean? Oral corticosteroids too often have undesirable side effects when used long-term. Inhaled corticosteriods have not been shown to have these same drawbacks. This is fast becoming the treatment of choice for cats with asthma/chronic bronchitis.
Any yeast infections in the
cat's mouth?

While thrush is a risk to humans using Flovent or similar inhaled medications, there have not been any cases reported in cats.
Your cat is on a corticosteroid ... INHALER? Good grief! What are you doing to the cat in the first place?

What is that supposed to mean?

You should infer that I am asking you: WHAT airborne pathogen are you exposing your cat to that corticosteriods are needed to suppress the hyper response in the cat? Is there mold in your house? What?

~~Philip "Never let school interfere with your education - Mark Twain"
You should infer that I am asking you: WHAT airborne pathogen are you exposing your cat to that corticosteriods are needed to suppress the hyper response in the cat? Is there mold in your house? What?

I wish I knew. Probably whatever my husband is allergic to. We have eliminated the most common allergens and installed a new air cleaner, but they haven't helped much. It does seem to be seasonal. Since testing for airborne allergies in cats is not very productive and the treatment would be the same in any case, I haven't heard of too many vets doing it. I do think it's something about our house, but my husband strongly disagrees.
You should infer that I am asking you: WHAT airborne ... in the cat? Is there mold in your house? What?

I wish I knew. Probably whatever my husband is allergic to. We have eliminated the most common allergens and installed ... heard of too many vets doing it. I do think it's something about our house, but my husband strongly disagrees.

Ahhhhhh! Maybe both are allergic to you? JUST KIDDING.

But seriously, molds and mildew can be present in the walls due to weeping water / sewer pipes, under your house's foundation (assuming a raised foundation home) and even in the crawl space under the roof. Mold damage is the current BIG claim against home owner insurance policies. Any flowering plants upwind of your house?
~~Philip "Never let school interfere with your education - Mark Twain"
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