If a cat has an upper respiratory infection and the vet is closed can you give him Benadryl?
If it's a true URI, benadryl probably won't work anyway. Benadryl is an antihistamine and more helpful for allergies. You'll need antibiotics most likely, in which case you need a vet to prescribe. You can always look for an emergency vet clinic or just wait until your vet's office is open (assuming it's just after hours and they'll be open the next day). URI's can become serious and sometimes be a sign of something fatal(Felv, FIV, FIP), but it's not typically instantly fatal.
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Yes, You can also give you cat pepto , but neither should be given until your vet gives u the amount No, you can't.
If the tablets are 25 mg, cut tablet in half. If the tablets are 50 mg, cut the tablet in 4ths.
"Giving human medicine to animals can be tricky and should always been done according to your vet instructions.". However, according to vetpets.net (Vet Pets Animal Hospital in Cordova, TN), Diphenhydramine (BenadrylÂ®) can be used to treat allergic reactions in dogs and cats. The primary side ef…fect is drowsiness, although some cats and dogs, like some humans, may have varying side effects, from mild to severe. The dosage vetpets recommends is 1-2 mg per pound in weight every 8 hours.. Overuse will cause a pet to develop a tolerance to the medication and, at that point, it will become ineffective. Don't overuse! ( Full Answer )
Answer . Yes. Always wear a mask when creating sawdust. Wear goggle too as it can irritate the eyes.
Actually, my vet recommended Children's benadryll for my cat while traveling. You do have to take your cat to the vet so he or she can tell you how much to give them. It's based on dosage of the benny and the cat's weight. Don't administer anything to your cat without first contacting your vet.\n…. \n. \n. \nNONE!\n. \n. \nI would not recommend giving your cat any human medications as these can cause life-threatening complications. If your cat needs medication, contact your Vet who may recommend a OTC product you can try at a certain doseage which will not be harmful to your feline. ( Full Answer )
Prednisone decreases inflammation in the airways and may help symptoms, but will not treat an infection. In fact, Prednisone hinders the body's ability to fight infection.
Upper respiratory infections can be caused by a number of things. If you feel that you have an upper respiratory infection you should remember to drink plenty of fluids and eat chicken noodle soup. An upper respitory infection is a viral infection that has noticable signs of runny nose, coughing, an…d fever. Antibiotics do not help at all, and if you have cyanosis (blue hue) around lips or fingernails, you act out of your normal mood, or you're not feeling good you should call 911 immediately; for it might be the URI. Cures are Humidity Controller, Mucinex, Tylenol and Ibuprofen. I am 10, and a child, so I don't know if any of these have adult forms or are child-only. All I know is that I learned this the hard way (except the 911 stuff). ( Full Answer )
Generally yes. The best defense if frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
yes. for an 8 lb cat you can give them 12.5 g - liquid childrens benedryl. a compounding pharmacy will flavor it with fish, chicken, etc. to make it go down easier.
Doxycycline need to convert from 100 mg tablet to equal 1 ml liquid for my cat with upper respiratory infection What is difference?
I'll start from the beginning and say this is a very bad idea - your veterinarian will prescribe the appropriate antibiotics as needed for your cat's infection. This is if your cat even needs antibiotics - most upper respiratory infections in cats are caused by viruses which won't respond to antibio…tics anyway. Second, there is a major difference between 100 mg and 1 ml. The first is a measure of mass while the second is a measure of volume. Neither one is actually a dose, by the way - you need mg/kg to determine a dose of antibiotics. There is also no way to convert a 100 mg tablet to 1 ml of medication because there is no concentration - you need to know mg/ml to make this conversion. ( Full Answer )
Yes, antibiotics are used to help cats with upper respiratory infections, but to get the correct dosage, you'll need to see a vet.
no, human medicines are not okay for animals. horsefreak, you are completely ignorant. yes, you can give benedryl to cats or dogs. a compounding pharmacy will even flavor it like fish, chicken, etc. pls contact your veterinarian instead of consulting these boards.
If the problem is due to an infection the vet will give your cat antibiotics. If it is due to irritation or colitis, vets will give them a prescription medicine called Cat Gastrafate. The same company that makes Cat Gastrafate also makes a little known over-the-counter medicine called Feline Gastral…ox. It works great and is only a fraction of the price of what the full blown prescription version costs. Do not give your cat anything prescribed for people, since they are highly sensitive to drugs. ( Full Answer )
Yes, there are times when a veterinarian will give cats Benadryl.The dosage will vary depending on the size and weight of the cat.
Yes, it is contagious. It is spread easiest between children but adults can get it also. It is most contagious within the first 2 to 4 days when symptoms first appear. However, it may remain contagious up to 3 weeks. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after coughing and/or sneezing to avoid spre…ading the virus to others. Try to avoid large crowds when contagious. Doctors now recommend getting alot of rest, increase fluids, and treat symptoms as needed with over the counter medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Robitusin, etc.). ( Full Answer )
Upper respiratory means your lungs and the breathing passages in your chest area. If you gasped or breathed while vomitting you might get some of the vomit in your lungs. Vomit that passes through your nose might infect your sinus area.
It is highly recommended that you take the cat to the vet. Upper Respiratory Infections can develop and worsen rather quickly so it will need medication to help it get over the infection and also to prevent serious secondary bacterial infections from appearing (thereby making her even worse). Medica…tion is usually in pill form. The symptoms of Upper Respiratory Infections are: Sneezing, nasal and eye discharge, watery eyes, cough, loss of appetite. The cat may even be less playful and sleep more. There are many things you can do to help, such as keep the cat comfortable, warm and well fed/watered, and make sure it is not stressed at all :) Gently wiping away eye and nose discharge with a warm, damp cloth/cotton ball is also ideal. Lastly, Upper Respiratory Infections are extremely contagious to other cats, but not to humans. Unfortunately some cats, once over the infection, can become carriers and the URI could flare up in later life in times of stress or ill health. ( Full Answer )
Once upon a time, doxycycline was commonly used antibiotic. You do not use it now very often. You may use the same to treat acute sinusitis, probably. Doxycycline is bacteriostatic antibiotic. You have better bactericidal drugs available today.
Bacteria is the cause of upper respiratory infection. There could be contributing factors such as low immunity or lack of infection control practices, so the best way to prevent an URI is to wash hands, get plenty of sleep, and eat healthily.
An upper respiratory infection is contagious for as long as theactive virus is in your system. Taking an antibiotic will help ridthe body of the live virus. You will remain contagious for 24 hoursfollowing the first treatment of the antibiotic.
Upper respiratory tract infections are more contagious day or two before the symptoms appear. Most are contagious for two to three day, after the symptoms appear. After that the infection are not much contagious.
An upper respiratory infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. The most common is probably the common cold, which is a viral infection, followed by bacterial, then fungal.
When patient comes to you with runny nose and scratchy throat, the infection is mostly viral infection. You should not use the antibiotics unless secondary bacterial infection sets in. In case of acute pharyngitis, you should go for throat swab. If positive for streptococci, then tablet penicillin V… should be given for ten days. Some times you do not have facility for culture in remote villages, specially in developing countries. Then you can give tablet penicillin V for ten days, in all the patients with acute pharyngitis. ( Full Answer )
I am just getting over it.It last about a week if you are taking Meds,that your doctor gave you.Hope this helps.Also clean all your door nobs,pillow cases,and anything else you touch.
We have a friend who claims she'd been infected by her cat. We were wondering if this can happen, and what precautions one should take.
Sinuses are apart of your upper respitory tract, but the upper respitory tract also includes the nasal cavity, the pharynx and the larynx. A sinus infection is just an infection in your paranasal sinuses.
Ciprofloxacin is not a good drug to treat the upper respiratory infections. It is more or less reserved antibacterial drug. Other simple antibiotics like penicillin should be used to treat the upper respiratory tract infections. They are more effective than Ciprofloxacin in this case.
Transmission is via respiratory droplets or by virus-contaminated hands. Upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, sinuses) mucosa inflammation causes increased secretions, rhinorrhea and results in sneezing, and coughing facilitating the spread. In United States URIs are the most common infectious ill…ness in the general population. URIs are the leading reasons for people missing work and school. URI is the leading diagnosis in the office setting. ( Full Answer )
What is the difference between an upper respiratory tract infection and a lower respiratory tract infection?
The primary difference is the location of the infection. An upper respiratory tract infection would include infection of thenose, nasal cavity, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and the larynx andpharynx. A lower respiratory tract infection would include infection of thetrachea, bronchi or bronchial tr…ee, and the lungs or pleuralcavity. ( Full Answer )
An infection of the upper part of the respiratory system which isabove the lungs. An upper respiratory infection can be due to anynumber of viral or bacterial infections. These infections mayaffect the throat , sinuses, nasopharynx , larynx , trachea andbronchi. asonor.com
Sinus infection is a common inflammatory disease that can follow anupper respiratory streptococcal infection. Meningitis is alsopossible following that type of infection.
Pneumonia is a respiratory condition in which there is infection of the lung. Upper respiratory tract infections are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract : nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx. An example would be the common cold.
You are far better advised to visit the vet and get a prescription that is made for cats. Feline metabolism is different enough from human that drugs that are harmless to humans will kill cats; plus the necessary dosage is very different, even for those drugs that are used for cats. Typically, your …vet will prescribe Clavamox, which contains amoxycillin, a member of the penicillin family which is still somewhat effective. ( Full Answer )
Your cat has obviously a dental infection and needs to see a veterinarian Unfortunately they are close for the weekends Is there anything you can do or give him to relief its pain until it sees a vet?
Answer: You need to take your cat to your Veterinarian or to the Emergency Veterinarian immediately. There is very little you can do at home as dental infections usually start below the gumline and not on the tooth itself. If you cannot get to a vet straight away your cat has trouble eating, try f…eeding wet food (you might have to mush it up) or other soft foods to entice it to eat. A cat that refuses to eat for more than a few days can develop Hepatic Lipidosis - a condition that can be fatal if a cat loses too much weight in a short time. Due to this it is highly advisable to see a vet before your cat starts to refuse food. Depending on how bad the infection is, they might sedate the cat, remove any teeth they cannot save and drain out any fluid. Antibiotics will most likely be given for you to give to the cat at home to ward off and kill any remaining bacteria. Answer: Your cat most likely has a very high temperature (normal is 101 - 102) and will act very lethargic. Abscesses are normally caused by cat bites and claws. They cause little puncture holes where oxygen cannot get to the wound and it closes up capturing all the infection inside of it. You must take your cat to your Veterinarian immediately. I doubt very much this is a dental problem, but only your Vet can diagnose your cat. There is nothing you can give the cat for pain and I would not try to feed him or her. Just get your pet into see your Veterinarian or an emergency Vet immediately. ( Full Answer )
While many people like to use an antibiotic like amoxilin for upperrespiratory infections, some infections are caused by viruses andwill not be cured by antibiotics. If you don't see a physician andfollow his or her instructions, the next best thing to do is takeit easy and rink lots of fluids. Some… people like to take extravitamin C and multivitamins because they believe that can help yourbody fight the infection. ( Full Answer )
What do you do when you have no money to take your cat to the vet but your cat has an ear infection?
Call your local humane society and they may be able to tell you of a low cost vet in your town or they may even be able to tell you what to do to help your kitty, whatever you do please do something as an infection in very painful for cats
No. Pneumonia is in your lower lungs affecting the bronchioles and aveoli. Upper respiratory infections mainly affect the sinuses, nose, throat, larynges, and upper large bronchi.
Lower respiratory tract infections have secretions low down that can block the airways and prevent sufficient oxygen being available to the body. An upper respiratory tract infection isn't so bad, because if your nose is blocked, you can breathe through your mouth and so oxygen availability isn't …much of an issue. ( Full Answer )
infections of the organs in the upper respiratory system such as ears, nose, throat, etc.
Amoxicillin can be used to treat the sinusitis, acute and chronic. It can also be used to treat the ear infections like otitis media and otitis externa. It should not be used to treat the acute pharyngitis.
No, asthma is a chronic inflammation and narrowing of bronchial passages in the lungs. But it can vary in severity over time, and it can certainly be made worse by an upper respiratory infection.
Respiratory problems are a real hazard in guinea pigs and you HAVE to take it to the vet. There is no way you could treat it at home without a vets knowledge. IT would just be like you having breathing problems and then not going to the doctors to see what's wrong. You'll have to take it to the vets… even if you can not afford it. If you aren't willing to take it then you shouldn't have a guinea pig. ( Full Answer )
Penicillin can be used to treat upper respiratory infections forcats so long as it is prescribed by a vet. Use the medication asdirected and be sure to finish it, even if your car appears to bebetter.
I would suggest digestion aids, such as proviable-KP gel, bene-bac pet gel, acidophilus+ liquid, bactaquin capsules, and laxatone gel.
Only a veterinarian is able to tell you which kind of antibiotic is convenient for the cat. Also, he can tell you if the disease is an infection or inflammation. If it is an inflammation, antibiotics are not indicated.
Cats can take penicillin for an upper respiratory infection ifprescribed by a Vet. However, you should never give your catpenicillin without first talking to the Vet.
No, due to size differences, human drugs are not safe for animals unless prescribed by a veterinarian.
This is a question for the vet who has prescribed Amoxicillin for your cat. It is common for owners to be given a week's worth of antibiotics to give to their cat at home, but this may vary. Consult your vet if you are unsure.
During a respiratory infection, the upper lobes of the lungs including its structures would be affected. The lungs would not expand and contract as easily if congested. Infection could affect the bronchi as well as the larger bronchi. The muscles of respiration would be in higher use from coughi…ng, which can lead to ribcage soreness, etc. ( Full Answer )
Treatment of upper respiratory tract infection depends on theunderlying cause. Upper respiratory infections can be caused byallergies, viruses, chemical exposure such as smoke inhalation orbacteria. Bacterial infections require the most attention by thedoctor. Typically, bacterial infections are ass…ociated with feverand yellow phlegm, whereas symptoms caused by allergies and virusesare associated with clear mucus. Bacterial infections need to betreated by a course of commonly prescribed antibiotics such asamoxicilin, azythromyocin, levaquin, etc. It is highly recommendedto consult a doctor if you have a fever, chills and yellow phlegm.Untreated upper respiratory tract infections can lead to pneumonia. Courtesy of MDProactive ( Full Answer )