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Kinda on the fly I need help with a kitty skin issue...help, please for Kato teh Kitteh

 
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Kinda on the fly I need help with a kitty skin issue...help, please for Kato teh Kitteh
She's been treated for fleas, and I can't see anymore of them, but she has some spots on her skin that are so irritated. I've tried putting mineral oil, but that's not seeming to make a difference.

I want to go get her some Benadryl and something I can put on her skin to sooth it and stop the damn allergic reaction.

Can I put hydrocortisone on her even if she's going to lick it? Is there a better choice?

Anyone here used Benadryl with a cat before?

I want to get to the store asap, so if y'all can either advise me or link me to a thread that is just about this, I'd be SO GRATEFUL...Kato, too.


hf
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why don't you just leave it alone? you know like nature intended.
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why don't you just leave it alone? you know like nature intended.
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No, she's a domestic cat that doesn't live in nature, she's miserable, and I can help her.

Why don't you practice some empathy?
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Googled it for you:

<<<Can Children's Benadryl be given to a cat to treat a flea bite allergic reaction? If so, what dosage?>>>

<<<Yes it can, but use the tablets, NOT the liquid. The liquid has too much alcohol in it and will make your cat "drunk". You can give your cat 1/2 of a 12.5mg childrens benadryl tablet every 8-12 hours. >>> (answer was from a Vet.)
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<<<Can Children's Benadryl be given to a cat to treat a flea bite allergic reaction? If so, what dosage?>>>

<<<Yes it can, but use the tablets, NOT the liquid. The liquid has too much alcohol in it and will make your cat "drunk". You can give your cat 1/2 of a 12.5mg childrens benadryl tablet every 8-12 hours. >>> (answer was from a Vet.)
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Thank you, I did see that already. I was wondering if anyone here had first hand experience, though.

Nice of you to take the time...hf
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BTW, I found a great flea treatment for cats called "Revolution". It is very harmless, in fact during testing of the drug cats that ate the entire dosage had no side effects at all. It simultaneously takes care of heartworm, fleas, ear mites, roundworms and hookworms.

I order mine through the internet...found a place in Australia (Pet Shed) that sells a 12 pack for around $120, which is around 1/4 what you would pay at your vet. Can't purchase it over the counter yet.
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Googled it for you:

<<<Can Children's Benadryl be given to a cat to treat a flea bite allergic reaction? If so, what dosage?>>>

<<<Yes it can, but use the tablets, NOT the liquid. The liquid has too much alcohol in it and will make your cat "drunk". You can give your cat 1/2 of a 12.5mg childrens benadryl tablet every 8-12 hours. >>> (answer was from a Vet.)
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Thank you, I did see that already. I was wondering if anyone here had first hand experience, though.

Nice of you to take the time...hf
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I saw several places where people were recommending it, so I although I've never used it, I would be willing to try it if needed.

I have used Pedialyte and Pepto Bismol on my cats, as well as Neosporin ointment, for future reference. Also, if you can bathe your cat, use a little white vinegar in the rinse water as fleas hate vinegar smell. I also use diatomaceous earth for flea control and parasite control, and colloidal silver for upper respiratory and urinary tract infections. I just give them an eyedropper full of CS a couple of times a day, really works.
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A cat can lick at Neosporin and not get sick?

At least it'd be something medicated I can put on her.
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why don't you just leave it alone? you know like nature intended.
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No, she's a domestic cat that doesn't live in nature, she's miserable, and I can help her.

Why don't you practice some empathy?
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well that's the problem right there.
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Re: Kinda on the fly I need help with a kitty skin issue...help, please for Kato teh Kitteh
She's been treated for fleas, and I can't see anymore of them, but she has some spots on her skin that are so irritated. I've tried putting mineral oil, but that's not seeming to make a difference.

I want to go get her some Benadryl and something I can put on her skin to sooth it and stop the damn allergic reaction.

Can I put hydrocortisone on her even if she's going to lick it? Is there a better choice?

Anyone here used Benadryl with a cat before?

I want to get to the store asap, so if y'all can either advise me or link me to a thread that is just about this, I'd be SO GRATEFUL...Kato, too.


hf
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CVS has a ringworm cream that is greasless and is the only thing i would use, outside of at the farm store you can get anti-fungus spray.

If you put cortisone on it, itwill turn to Tinea Incognito and nothing will work, because it will morph with each new medication you put on the spots.

If you put oil/grease/fat on it that will cause it to spread.
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im being mean op honest answer go get your cat some canesten and sudacrem rub it on it.
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Hibitane ointment - I buy OTC at a local cattle supply store. It's worked for everything from a cut on my male dog's foot to skin irritation that my other dog sometimes gets.
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Re: Kinda on the fly I need help with a kitty skin issue...help, please for Kato teh Kitteh
Ahhh, she's calmed down now, and even purring.

I already got the hydrocortisone, so I'm using it for today. I'll see about getting some of the other recommended salves tomorrow, but for today the cort is giving her some relief.

I haven't gotten any Benadryl in her yet, and maybe I won't have to. Kato's actually not my kitty, but I just can't stand seeing her unhappy...if no one else will, I'll get her fixed up!

I got her a badass new brush, too. I'm pretty sure it's part of the reason why she's purring. She's a long haired calico, a good brushing every day should help the fur ball situation.


I just love the kitties...flower

Thanks for all your help, youse guyses, and anymore advice is very welcomed...hf
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Coconut oil or camphor.
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^^^THIS

but it has to drink 32 oz's
SO!
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STOP

Most human treatments are bad for cats

If your worried use salt water twice a day it will keep it sterile and help healing.
my cat gets the same thing when I forget to top up flea treatments.
(regular grooming can help you stop this before it starts)


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Googled it for you:

<<<Can Children's Benadryl be given to a cat to treat a flea bite allergic reaction? If so, what dosage?>>>

<<<Yes it can, but use the tablets, NOT the liquid. The liquid has too much alcohol in it and will make your cat "drunk". You can give your cat 1/2 of a 12.5mg childrens benadryl tablet every 8-12 hours. >>> (answer was from a Vet.)
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this!
i work at a petstore.
Try oatmeal baths in the future too. Its good for their skin like people.
it could be a reaction from the flea meds. gotta be careful with that stuff, it kills pets all the time.
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Children's Benadryl-99 cents store. My 20 lb male and 25 lb female use 4 ml, 1/2 teaspoin =2.5 ml. OK with dogs. Vitamin A&D ointment (99 cents store or bargin store) generally OK for cats and dogs for skin irritations. Works for both my kitty and doggie people. Prayer too!
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Thak you for your kindness, i received your karma, but now am blocked...this site is ridiculous
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oatmeal shampoo
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Googled it for you:

<<<Can Children's Benadryl be given to a cat to treat a flea bite allergic reaction? If so, what dosage?>>>

<<<Yes it can, but use the tablets, NOT the liquid. The liquid has too much alcohol in it and will make your cat "drunk". You can give your cat 1/2 of a 12.5mg childrens benadryl tablet every 8-12 hours. >>> (answer was from a Vet.)
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this!
i work at a petstore.
Try oatmeal baths in the future too. Its good for their skin like people.
it could be a reaction from the flea meds. gotta be careful with that stuff, it kills pets all the time.
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Generic Frontline almost killed my dog, he looked like he had suffered a stroke, for about a week he couldn't walk straight. It freaked out my whole family. Actually the stuff isn't even generic, it's in the same frontline box as sold at the vet, only it was purchased at sam's club. We know better now.
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Coconut oil will soothe the skin, and heal it as well. It doesnt harm the cat, and is tasteless to them. Even if the cat licks it off, it will be healthy for it to do so. I use it on my fat kitty, and calmed his itchies. The cat may be annoyed at the feeling of the oil for a little bit, but it will also help his coat of fur. Completely safe, and much better than any toxic chemicals you could ever put on an animal. Just google the benefits of coconut oil, you can even google coconut oil on cats fur.
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Thak you for your kindness, i received your karma, but now am blocked...this site is ridiculous
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Yeah, lovey, I don't think you're supposed to make threads asking for karma points...so I don't think it was personal, just website policy.


Live and learn, eh? hf
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Children's Benadryl-99 cents store. My 20 lb male and 25 lb female use 4 ml, 1/2 teaspoin =2.5 ml. OK with dogs. Vitamin A&D ointment (99 cents store or bargin store) generally OK for cats and dogs for skin irritations. Works for both my kitty and doggie people. Prayer too!
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Hi, Sisterella! Thank you for your input!


Also, for those who've suggested coconut oil...1doh1 what a dummy I was for not figuring this out for myself right away.


Kato is doing better, as in she's not as agitated and gnashing at herself. She's got some healing ahead of her, but this is going to get all fixed up.


Thanks everyone!


blwkss
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Coconut oil will soothe the skin, and heal it as well. It doesnt harm the cat, and is tasteless to them. Even if the cat licks it off, it will be healthy for it to do so. I use it on my fat kitty, and calmed his itchies. The cat may be annoyed at the feeling of the oil for a little bit, but it will also help his coat of fur. Completely safe, and much better than any toxic chemicals you could ever put on an animal. Just google the benefits of coconut oil, you can even google coconut oil on cats fur.
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this^^^^^
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Iodine. Heals the skin from the bottom out. I use this on my son's eczema. Works wonderfully!

Take her outside to get some sun.
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Coconut oil or camphor.
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even vicks. it really does help with pain and it wont hurt kitty.
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lavender soap or lavender oil is the best home treatment and cheap, get mine from the dollart mart, use the handsoap or shampoo, fleas do not like this repeat fleas do not like lavender and also its good for skin problems im serious it works and is cheap just google it
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^^^THIS

but it has to drink 32 oz's
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keep the litter box at the ready
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^^^THIS

but it has to drink 32 oz's
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keep the litter box at the ready
hiding
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Yeah, lol...but no, I'm not going to try and shove 32 oz. of coconut oil - or ANYTHING - down her little throat.

damned I'm absolutely sure she'd try to kill me if I did. She's what I would lovingly call a cat with a bad attitude, but apparently, I'm one of the only people she likes. She growls when someone knocks on the door, hisses at others when they try to pet her, but she's all over me like white on rice from moment one of meeting her.

She's a rescue kitty who was found in the bucket of a dump truck, just a few weeks old, and nearly dead...I think I might be pissed off for life, too.

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Toxic chemicals settle in the liver and whatever the liver cannot easily flush out are released through the skin resulting in skin irritations in humans and our pets.

A few drops of Dandelion extract added to a little water in an eyedropper every few hrs until the skin clears up is what always works for me. Should work in about 15 min. However the liver keeps processing so keep dosing for min. of 3 days..Reduce to once or twice a day when symptoms stop reappearing..or continue as maintenance daily dose for health.

About $10 for 1 oz. of Dandelion extract made with glycerin. Will last several months for a kitten.

Be cautious about using dandelion you find yourself, as lawns and public areas might be sprayed with herbicides.

And there is one dandelion lookalike, so be sure of what you pick yourself.

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