Sedating my cat
Cats who are aggressive or anxious and ones who obsessively spray are also candidates for sedatives.
If you think your kitty needs a sedative, the ASPCA advises that it is imperative that you only sedate him using prescribed medication, and under your veterinarian's care.
Faught says his office doses Benadryl at about one milligram per pound.
For an average sized cat, you’ll probably want to give half of a 25-milligram tablet.
But many cats will simply refuse to take it if they don’t like the odor or taste.
If your cat won’t take it, you can try going through a compounding pharmacy where the staff can flavor the liquid with chicken, fish or another cat-approved taste, which may increase the chance of your feline taking it.
is a well-known sedative for cats, according to Cat World.
Overdoses can lead to seizures, coma, difficulties breathing, and even death.The effects differ depending on the intake method: When cats inhale the catnip scent, they become stimulated; but when the catnip is eaten, it provides a sedative effect.is a perennial flowering plant has been used for centuries as a sedative to induce sleep.When you have an allergic reaction, it’s easy to just pop a Benadryl to ease your symptoms.Many dogs are given Benadryl to help them fend off allergic reactions. “It is safe,” says John Faught, a DVM and medical director of the Firehouse Animal Health Center in Austin, Texas.